Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine by Helaine Selin, Hugh Shapiro

By Helaine Selin, Hugh Shapiro

This paintings offers with the scientific wisdom and ideology of cultures outdoor of the U.S. and Europe. as well as articles surveying Islamic, chinese language, local American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan drugs, the e-book comprises essays on evaluating chinese language and Western drugs and faith and medication. each one essay is easily illustrated and includes an in depth bibliography.

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Medicinal Resources of the Tropical Forest. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. Bibeau, Gilles et al. Traditional Medicine in Zaire. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre; Kinshasa: Centre de Médecine des Guérisseurs, 1980. Blakeley, Pamela and Thomas D. Blakeley. ’ In Religion in Africa, Thomas D. Blakeley, Walter van Beek and Dennis L. Thomson, eds. London: James Currey, 1994, pp. 399–442. Buxton, Jean. Religion and Healing in Mandari. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973. Chavunduka, Gordon.

Kendall, C. et al. ’ Medical Anthropology Quarterly 5(3): 257–268, 1991. King, Rachel. Collaboration with Traditional Healers in H I V / A I D S Prevention and Care in SubSaharan Africa: A Literature Review. Geneva: UNAIDS, 2000. Last, Murray and Gordon Chavunduka, eds. The Professionalisation of African Medicine. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986. MacGaffey, Wyatt. Art and Healing of the BaKongo. Stockholm: Folkens Museum-Etnografiska. 1991. MacGaffey, Wyatt. Astonishment and Power.

Euphorbiaceae). Dietary restrictions against sugar, salt, and pepper were also imposed. Poisoning cases received the same initial purge, but were followed by a second purge of the bark scrapings of only the kinsangula plant with salt and palm oil to provoke diarrhea and vomiting. Although Mama Mankomba treated the physical manifestations of anger illness, she refused to become involved with the deeper causes of anger which required conflict resolution and judicial action (Janzen, 1978). The use of multiple plants and techniques not only introduces a degree of complexity from the botanical and chemotherapeutic compound involved, but also adds to these symbolic classifications, names, songs and other ritual connotations and devices, and above all, the human dimension in health and disease.

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