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Medical anthropology : health, healers and culture / editor, S.M. Channa.

  • Channa, Subhadra, 1951-
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New Delhi : Cosmo, 1998.

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276 pages : 2 maps ; 22 cm


Criteria for selecting herbal remedies / C. Browner.-- Dawa : beyond science and superstition (Tanzania) / M. Singleton.-- Language of illness in South Kanara (India) / Mark Nichter.-- Magic as a "quasi-profession" : the organization of magic and magical healing among Amhara / Allan Young.-- The Maya bonesetter as sacred specialist / Benjamin D. Paul.-- The role of the Marrnggitj in contemporary health care / by Janice Reid.-- Shamanistic symptoms or symbols? : a case of indetermination (the body of the Guajiro shaman) / Michel Perrin.-- Smallpox in person : personification or personalization (Africa)? / M. Singleton.-- Therapeutic techniques of Huichole curanderos with a case report of cross cultural psychotherapy (Mexico) / Thomas H. Lewis.-- Universal aspects of symbolic healing : a theoretical synthesis / James Dow.-- World distribution of theories of illness / George P. Murdock, Suzanne F. Wilson and Violetta Frederick.

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