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|Evil animes and Honorable Ruptures: Reading Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera through a Public Health Humanities Lens
Larson S.A. Evil animes and Honorable Ruptures: Reading Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera through a Public Health Humanities Lens,Journal of Medical Humanities 43 4
|Cholera; Humanities; Humans; Love; Physician-Patient Relations; Public Health; cholera; doctor patient relationship; human; humanities; love; public health
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|Extent health humanities readings of Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera have focused on the doctor-patient relationship, the physician-scientist as a model for aspiring practitioners, and how individuals relate to the novel’s health themes of death, disease, and disability. However, such medicine-focused readings neglect the population-level public health concerns of the novel as they relate to contagion, community, and quarantine. This paper contributes to the growing field of public health humanities by using a close reading method to explore how the competing endemic and epidemic public health issues shape the plot and metaphors of the novel. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.