For most of my professional career my primary interest has been in medical anthropology with an emphasis on integrative medicine, as a sampling of my publications demonstrates:  Health and Community: A Rural american Study; Culture, Curers an Contagion; “Is There a right Way to Die?” appeared originally in Psychology Today (reprinted numerous times with various titles, for example in Annual Editions in Anthropology; Opposing Viewpoints: Death and Dying; and Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum); and “Myth and ritual in Chiropractic” in the California Anthropologist. More recently I co-authored a book chapter with Robert T. Anderson “Two Ethnographers and One Bonesetter in Bali” which appears in Healing by Hand: Manual Medicine and Bonesetting in Global Perspective.  I find it amusing that my “death” article in Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum appears just before those by Leo Tolstoy and Woody Allen.