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Recipes for immortality : medicine, religion, and community in South India

Author: Richard S Weiss
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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In this text, Weiss seeks to illuminate the present success of traditional doctors by examining the ways that siddha practitioners in Tamil, South India have won the trust and patronage of patients.
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Weiss, Richard S.
Recipes for immortality.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008022066
(OCoLC)228632653
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard S Weiss
ISBN: 9780195335231 0195335236 9780199715008 0199715009 1281987042 9781281987044
OCLC Number: 508394450
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 260 pages)
Contents: 1. INTRODUCTION ; 2. THE AUTONOMY OF TRADITION: CREATING SPACE FOR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE ; 3. THE MIRACULOUS ORIGINS OF SIDDHA MEDICINE ; 4. THE INVASION OF UTOPIA: THE CORRUPTION OF SIDDHA MEDICINE BY AYURVEDA ; 5. REVIVING THE UTOPIAN CHARACTER OF SIDDHA MEDICINE ; 6. SECRECY, HEREDITARY EDUCATION, AND THE IMMORTALITY OF SIDDHA MEDICINE ; 7. THE LOSS AND RECOVERY OF MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE ; 8. CONCLUSION: THE MYSTERY OF SIDDHA MEDICINE
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In this text, Weiss seeks to illuminate the present success of traditional doctors by examining the ways that siddha practitioners in Tamil, South India have won the trust and patronage of patients.

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