Rupa Marya and Raj Patel
Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) illuminates the hidden relationships between our biological systems and the injustices of our political, social, and economic systems.
"Inspired by the work of Frantz Fanon and Michel Foucault, among others, the authors examine the “myriad ways” systemic injustice impacts mind and body under the stress of eugenics, exposure to various kinds of trauma, and medical dehumanization. This is a powerful, knowledgeable, and important work about the dangerous connection between health and societal injustices and how it can be resolved."— Booklist.
Dr. Rupa Marya is an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Franciscio, where she practices and teaches internal medicine. She is cofounder of the Do No Harm Coalition, a collective of health workers committed to addressing disease through structural change. Raj Patel is a research professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, a professor in the university’s department of nutrition, and a research associate at Rhodes University, South Africa.