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Sickness and healing : an anthropological perspective

Author: Robert A Hahn
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [1995]
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ways in which people respond to sickness differ greatly from society to society. In this book anthropologist and epidemiologist Robert A. Hahn examines how Western and non-Western cultures influence the definition, experience, and treatment of sickness.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hahn, Robert A., 1945-
Sickness and healing.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1995
(DLC) 94003382
(OCoLC)30703553
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Hahn
ISBN: 9780300159264 0300159269
OCLC Number: 956949179
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. The Universe of Sickness --
2. Culture-bound Syndromes Unbound --
3. Three Theories of Sickness and Healing --
4. The Role of Society and Culture in Sickness and Healing --
5. Anthropology and Epidemiology: One Logic or Two? --
6. Biomedicine as a Cultural System --
7. A World of Internal Medicine: Portrait of an Internist --
8. Divisions of Labor: Obstetrician, Woman, and Society in Williams Obstetrics, 1903-1989 --
9. Between Two Worlds: Physicians as Patients --
10. From Medical Anthropology to Anthropological Medicine.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Robert A. Hahn.

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