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Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Topics Volume 1: Health and Illness in the World s Cultures (Hardback)

Edité par Springer Science+Business Media, United States, 2004
ISBN 10: 0306477548 / ISBN 13: 9780306477546
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Titre : Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Topics...

Éditeur : Springer Science+Business Media, United States

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : 2004 ed..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is culture bound in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world s cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9780306477546

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Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice.

The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

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"These two volumes, by turns a review of and a reflection on medical anthropology from the 1960s onward, provide the most extensive single reference on the field as yet." (Robert L. Martensen, The New England Journal of Medicine)

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