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"Drawing on observations, interviews, and research that he has carried out in Israel since 1991, Ben-David examines the social processes inherent in organ transplantation within the framework of social exchange theory, asking how it is that human organs become exchangeable resources. He looks at the motives of medical staff, donor families, and recipients, and discusses cultural concepts of the body, life, and death."
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"[B]en-David offers citizens affected by organ transplantation a platform to express their sentiments on an issue that has been studied and discussed largely from the perspective of physicians and transplant doctors…. Given an opportunity to shed light on a largely misunderstood issue, Ben-David's research undoubtedly represents groundbreaking insight into the emotional and psychological aspects of individuals directly involved in transplantation procedures….[t]he searing aversion she repeatedly and so poignantly conveys for the medical community becomes the most memorable feature of the work."
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences