*An asterisk by quoted speech indicates that I am certain I have the words verbatim.
1 Wainana, “How to Write about Africa.”
2 Comaroﬀ, “The Diseased Heart of Africa.”
3 Wainana, “How to Write about Africa.”
the other cancer ward
1 Nyangabwe patients sometimes come to pmh on referral, either to be cared for
during radiotherapy (in which case they are driven each day to gph for time in
the radiation machine) or for clinical consultation, but pmh patients do not go
to Nyangabwe, unless they relocate north.
2 The diamond industry, Debswana, maintains two hospitals; the Botswana De-
fense Force (the national military) maintains another; and there is a private
hospital in Gaborone, another in the ﬁnal stages of construction, and many pri-
vate clinics and doctor’s oﬃces for those with health insurance, deep pockets,
or enough desperation or frustration with the public system that they are will-
ing to pay for care.
3 Wendland, A Heart for the Work.
4 Kleinman and Hanna, “Catastrophe, Caregiving and Today’s Biomedicine”;
Theresa Brown, Critical Care.
5 Garcia, The Pastoral Clinic, 50. See also Tronto, Moral Boundaries.
6 Livingston, Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana; Biehl, Vita; Garcia,
The Pastoral Clinic.
7 I am especially grateful to Vinh- Kim Nguyen for helping me to sort out this last
8 On oncological hope, see Good, Good, Schaﬀer, and Lind, “American On-