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Culture, health, and illness : an introduction for health professionals

Author: Cecil Helman
Publisher: London ; Boston : Wright, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"First edition published by John Wright and Sons, Ltd., 1984"--Title page verso.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Helman, Cecil, 1944-2009.
Culture, health, and illness.
London ; Boston : Wright, 1990
(OCoLC)556256677
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cecil Helman
ISBN: 0723619913 9780723619918
OCLC Number: 20933012
Notes: "First edition published by John Wright and Sons, Ltd., 1984"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 344 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: the scope of medical anthropology; cultural definitions of anatomy and physiology; diet and nutrition; caring and curing: the sectors of health care; doctor-patient interactions; gender and reproduction; pain and culture; culture and pharmacology; ritual and the management of misfortune; cross-cultural psychiatry; cultural aspects of stress; cultural factors in epidemiology.
Responsibility: Cecil G. Helman.

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An introduction to some of the basic ideas and research in medical anthropology. It outlines its practical relevance to both medical care and preventive medicine.  Read more...

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