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Interview with Arthur Kleinman

Arthur M. Kleinman, M.D., is the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University; and Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Anthropology at the Harvard Medical School. He has authored more than 200 articles and 6 books, including The Illness Narratives (1988) and What Really Matters (2006); edited or co-edited 28 volumes and special issues of journals; and founded the journal Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, which he edited for a decade. Dr. Kleinman has delivered the William James Lecture at Harvard, the Tanner Lectures at Stanford, the Hume Lecture at Yale, and other prestigious lectures. His honors include the Franz Boaz Award from the American Anthropological Association in 2001; the Wellcome Prize in Medical Anthropology; and membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Physician and Patient.

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