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The Huli response to illness

Author: Stephen Frankel
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Series: Cambridge studies in social anthropology, no. 62.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of the rapid transformation of traditional medical care among the Huli of New Guinea by Western treatments strikingly combines the methods of social anthropology and epidemiology.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Frankel
ISBN: 0521325242 9780521325240 0521619661 9780521619660
OCLC Number: 13333692
Description: xvi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures; List of tables; Glossary and note on orthography; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Historical perspectives; 3. Huli society; 4. Ideas of health and illness; 5. Morbidity, explanations and actions: quantitative perspectives; 6. Illness attributed to proximate causes; 7. Explanations relating to sexuality and growth; 8. Illness grounded in social relations; 9. Spirits and God; 10. Patterns of response; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social anthropology, no. 62.
Responsibility: Stephen Frankel.
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