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The Social basis of health and healing in Africa

Author: Steven Feierman; John M Janzen; Joint Committee on African Studies.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1992.
Series: Comparative studies of health systems and medical care, no. 30.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Feierman; John M Janzen; Joint Committee on African Studies.
ISBN: 0520066804 9780520066809 0520066812 9780520066816
OCLC Number: 22184509
Description: xviii, 487 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The demographic reproduction of health and disease : colonial Central African Republic and contemporary Burkina Faso / Dennis D. Cordell, Joel W. Gregory, and Victor Piché --
Famine analysis and family relations : Nyasaland in 1949 / Megan Vaughan --
Socioeconomic change and disease : smallpox in colonial Kenya, 1880-1920 / Marc H. Dawson --
Industrialization, rural poverty, and tuberculosis in South Africa, 1850-1950 / Randall M. Packard --
Industrialization, rural health, and the 1944 National Health Services Commission in South Africa / Shula Marks and Neil Andersson --
Diffusion of Islamic medicine into Hausaland / Ismail H. Abdalla --
Ideologies and institutions in precolonial western equatorial African therapeutics / John M. Janzen --
Public health in precolonial east-central Africa / Gloria Waite --
Medical knowledge and urban planning in colonial tropical Africa / Philip D. Curtin. Godly medicine : the ambiguities of medical mission in southeastern Tanzania, 1900-1945 / Terence O. Ranger --
Cold or spirits? : ambiguity and syncretism in Moroccan therapeutics / Bernard Greenwood --
Causality of disease among the Senufo / Nicole Sindzingre and Andras Zempléni --
A modern history of Lozi therapeutics / Gwyn Prins --
Clinical practice and organization of indigenous healers in South Africa / Harriet Ngubane --
Kutambuwa Ugonjuwa : concepts of illness and transformation among the Tabwa of Zaire / Christopher Davis-Roberts --
The importance of knowing about not knowing : observations from Hausaland / Murray Last --
The social production of health in Kenya / F.M. Mburu --
Health care and the concept of legitimacy in Sierra Leone / Carol P. MacCormack.
Series Title: Comparative studies of health systems and medical care, no. 30.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Feierman and John M. Janzen ; sponsored by the Joint Committee on African Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council.
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