In the body multiple ontology in medical practice annemarie mol uses incidences of the disease atherosclerosis at a dutch hospital to examine the manner in which doctors patients and the healthcare system construct different meanings of the body and disease. In dialogue with one another mols two texts meditate on the multiplicity of reality in practice presenting philosophical reflections on the body and medical practice through vivid storytelling the body multiple will be important to those in medical anthropology philosophy and the social study of science technology and medicine. The body multiple is an extraordinary ethnography of an ordinary the body multiple book read 11 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers ontology in medical practice science and cultural theory by annemarie mol 427 rating details science and cultural theory 1 10 of 18 books. The body multiple is an extraordinary ethnography of an ordinary disease drawing on fieldwork in a dutch university hospital annemarie mol looks at the day to day diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis a patient information leaflet might describe atherosclerosis as the gradual obstruction of the arteries but in hospital practice this one medical condition appears to be. Mol draws on medical anthropology sociology feminist theory philosophy and science and technology studies to reframe such issues as the disease illness distinction subject object relations boundaries difference situatedness and ontology in dialogue with one another mols two texts meditate on the multiplicity of reality in practice
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