THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDICINE: From Culture to Method.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Praeger Special Studies, (1983). Hardcover first edition - Classic work cited in American Anthropologist as "must reading for all medical anthropologists, physicians, advanced medical anthropology students and advanced medical students," This is "both a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of medical anthropology and a state-of-the-art reference work. . . The contributors to this volume examine the acculturation process of healer, physician, and patient in diverse cultural settings. They explore the social and cultural context of medical events as well as the process of medical thought and problem solving." The diverse topics range from Aztec and European medicine in the new world to a study of traditional medicine among the Ningerum of Papua, shamastic healing among the Indians of Southern California, Iroquois medicinal plants, the placebo effect, the use of plants in tooth cleaning in Africa and elsewhere, and much more. Notes and references at the end of each paper. List of contributors. Index. xiii, 400 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0621926.
Condition: Fine in glossy green boards with gilt lettering.