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Professor Saunders is a cultural anthropologist of contemporary biomedicine and teaching hospitals. In his research he uses approaches from philosophy, anthropology, history, religious studies, and literary criticism. He is interested in how diagnosticians organize evidence, in how disease definitions and bodily infirmities are reshaped and redistributed by technologies, and in how our archives, taxonomies, and methods relate to older forms of colonial discipline and biopower. In this current era of “evidence-based medicine,” he is interested in how textual, rhetorical, and imaging techniques condition what seems evident—and more specifically in how metrological ways of knowing (measurement, numeracy, standards, statistics) relate to personal ways of knowing (craft-knowledge, judgment, expertise) and the social formations that support them. His first book, CT suite: the work of diagnosis in the age of noninvasive cutting (Duke University Press), is an ethnography of computed tomography.