I n d e x
acetaminophen, 54, 86, 88, 89, 93, 106
acoustic materiality, of laments, 20, 203, 208,
219
Adams, Vincanne, 9, 263, 273
adenovirus, 119, 175, 255
affect, 193, 196, 203; and laments, 220
Africa, 1, 152, 228, 260, 270
African Americans, 6, 164, 249–50, 268, 270
Agamben, Giorgio, 266
agency, 185, 192, 242, 249; of bats, 193
Agha, Asif, 183
Aló, Presidente, 137, 147, 253, 257, 262
Althusser, Louis, 208
analgesics (treatment for pain), 10, 65, 82, 86,
87, 88
Anderson, Benedict, 176
Anderson, Warwick, 171
animacy, 23, 192, 194
antibiotics, 2, 10–11, 36, 83, 91, 112, 172
antipyretics (treatment for fever), 10, 80, 82,
87, 88, 91
Antonio Díaz Municipality, xviii, 10, 111,
115, 116, 117, 121, 127, 131, 142, 145, 189, 190,
284n3
Appadurai, Arjun, 173, 202
Arawabisi, xv, 102, 104, 194
archives, 225–26, 227, 228, 235, 236, 239–40
Arnold, David, 249
Asad, Talal, 184
aspect (grammatical), 170, 211, 215, 216
assemblages, 9, 172, 182
Associated Press, 141–43, 144, 154
assumptions, 153, 194, 208, 220, 240; biomedi-
cal, 6, 9, 192, 255, 256, 257
audiences, 8, 24, 26, 144, 161, 162, 167, 170, 186,
198, 227, 228, 232, 233, 253, 270
authority, 82, 108, 182, 186, 199, 200, 229;
biomedical, 24, 119, 128, 136, 139, 155, 195,
227, 258; symbolic, 184, 196, 197, 202, 203,
267
autoatención (laypersons’ work of care), 168,
255, 262–63, 268
autopsy, 45, 73, 81, 112, 113, 120, 122, 143, 149,
172–73, 175, 185, 188, 196; and indexical
calibration, 186, 187; and narratives, 172–73,
175, 179; performed without consent, 45,
108, 269
Babinski response, 68, 281n12
bacteria, xix, 2, 4, 117, 190, 231
bad medicine, 88, 96–106, 115, 151, 202, 236
bad mothers, image of, 247–48
bahana (type of spirit/pathogen), 95, 96, 183
bahanarotu (type of healer), 95
Bakhtin, M. M., 169–70, 185, 196
Bamutanoko, 100
Barranquita, 13, 54, 60–67, 93, 212–18, 220
Barrio Adentro. See Mission Barrio Adentro
barrios, 175, 229, 230, 231, 251–52
bats, 22, 23, 56, 65, 71, 72, 111, 121, 122, 125, 190,
191–93, 203, 238; myth of, 191–93; as rabies
vector, xviii, xxi, 5, 72–73, 108, 117, 194–95,
261
Bauer, Martin, 229, 246
Bauman, Richard, 169, 170, 196
Bausch, Daniel, 142
Benavides, Magdalena (rhs director during
the cholera epidemic), 247–48
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