Posts by: orrellio

Not Just a Paycheck

Concerning the Health Equity Quiz, I received a 50%, which seems pretty mediocre; however, to make things even more sub-par, the five questions that I did get right were merely educated but lucky guesses. While I didn’t know any of…

Biological

As I listened to the descriptions of each of the six approaches, it was apparent that each of them was highly relevant and necessary to the study of medical anthropology. In fact, the statement that each of these were “not…

Infertility

As I attempted to define both¬†health and¬†illness, I realized the extent of ambiguity and subjectivity that each of them possess. After a moment of careful consideration I ended up defining them as follows: Health: an absence of unwanted and negatively…

Cancer Survivor

Hello everyone, My name is Elliott Orr, and I am a junior studying human biology with hopes of attending medical school following undergrad. While this will be my first “formal” anthropology class, I feel as though this subject surrounds us…