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The quest for therapy : medical pluralism in Lower Zaire

Author: John M Janzen; William Arkinstall
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1978
Series: Comparative studies of health systems and medical care, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes patterns of healing among the BaKongo of Lower Zaire in Africa, who, like many people elsewhere, utilize cosmopolitan medicine alongside traditional healing practices. This book asks What  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Janzen; William Arkinstall
ISBN: 0520046331 9780520046337
OCLC Number: 10843215
Description: xxii, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine derived contents note: List of Illustrations --
Foreword, by Charles Leslie --
Preface --
Part One: The Area Of Study --
1. The Human Setting of Healing in Lower Zaire --
2. A History of Medical Pluralism in Lower Zaire --
Part Two: Studies In Kongo Illness And Therapy --
An Introductory Note --
3. Disease of God, Disease of Man --
4. Strife in the Family As Cause of Child's Illness --
5. A History of Madness --
6. The Professional as Kinsman --
7. Marriage and the Father's Blessing --
8. The Clan as Patient --
Part Three: The Logic Of Therapeutic Systems --
An Introductory Note --
9. The Jural Status of Therapy in Kongo Society --
10. Interpreting Symptoms --
11. Contemporary Systems of Popular Medicine in Lower Zaire --
12. Toward an Integrated Medicine --
Appendix A. Episodes of Case Studies Reported in Chapters 3-8 --
Appendix B. Herbarium of Medicinal Plants --
Bibliography of Works Cited --
Glossary-Index.
Series Title: Comparative studies of health systems and medical care, no. 1.
Responsibility: John M. Janzen, with the collaboration of William Arkinstall ; foreword by Charles Leslie.

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