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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Erickson, Pamela I. (Pamela Irene), 1951-
Long Grove, Ill. : Waveland Press, ©2008
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Pamela I Erickson
|Description:||vii, 123 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||What is ethnomedicine? --
Historical origins of medical systems --
What causes disease? theories of disease causation --
The geography of disease causation theories --
The healing lessons of ethnomedicine.
|Responsibility:||Pamela I. Erickson.|
"Erickson fills this gap by clearly explaining the basic organizing principles that underlie all medical systems, the full range of theories of disease causation, the geographical distribution of medical practices, and the historical trends that led to biomedical dominance. Her efficient, balanced approach highlights commonalities among the world's vast and diverse medical systems, making ethnomedicine easier to internalize and to apply in clinical settings."--Jacket.