Pollock, Anne. 2013. “Enbrel and the Autoimmune Era.” The Atlantic, June 18, 2013.

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August 7, 2018 - 4:07pm

Critical Commentary

AO: This article published in The Atlantic discusses how a pharmaceutical drug, Enbrel, illustrates how we are intimately connected to our drugs. Pills and injectable drugs are tangible objects that are external to us, but upon consumption, they transform us and even constitute us. Pollock discusses how our drugs transform both our bodies and our diseases in ways we can't predict or understand by looking at either in isolation.