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The September 2022 LMCC meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 28 at 5:30pm est. We will be meeting in person in the HHIVE Lab, also known as Gaskin Library, Greenlaw Hall, Room 524. If you can’t join us in person, you can also attend via Zoom at If you have trouble with the Zoom link, please email either of the Co-Directors.


For September, we will continue discussing Abigail A. Dumes’s 2020 monograph Divided Bodies: Lyme Disease, Contested Illness, and Evidence-Based Medicine from Duke University Press. Specifically, we plan to discuss Chapter 5, “Lyme Disease, Evidence-Based Medicine, and the Biopolitics of Truthmaking” (pp. 187-221). Also of interest is a short piece she wrote for the New York Times and reprinted in the Salt Lake Tribune, “Long COVID Holds a Mirror Up to Modern Medicine.”


All members of the UNC community can access the full text of Divided Bodies online through the UNC Libraries. We’ve also posted .pdfs of the book’s front matter (including the TOC) and chapter 5 on the “Readings” page of the LMCC website. If you run into trouble getting access to the texts, please let us know. (See our email addresses on the Home page of this site).


(At our last meeting on Sept. 1, we looked at the book’s introduction, “Lyme Disease Outside In,” pp. 1-25. If you missed our Sept. 1 meeting and want to brush up on that reading, you can access it on the Readings page of the LMCC website and/or look at some key passages from our Sept. 1 meeting notes.)


As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out. We look forward to meeting with you all for an exciting discussion of this work!


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