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TitleMedicine Across Cultures [electronic resource] : History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures / edited by Helaine Selin
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/0-306-48094-8
Descript XXIV, 417 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Medicine Across Cultures: The History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures consists of 19 essays dealing with the medical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan medicine, the book includes essays on comparing Chinese and western medicine and religion and medicine. The essays address the connections between medicine and culture and relate the medical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of medicine and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups


CONTENT

Continuity, Change, and Challenge in African Medicine -- Medicine in Ancient Egypt -- Medicine in Ancient China -- ?yurveda -- Cultural Perspectives on Traditional Tibetan Medicine -- Traditional Thai Medicine -- Oriental Medicine in Korea -- Globalization and Cultures of Biomedicine: Japan and North America -- Traditional Aboriginal Health Practice in Australia -- When Helaing Cultures Collide: A Case From the Pacific -- Native American Medicine: Herbal Pharmacology, Therapies, and Elder Care -- Lords of the Medicine Bag: Medical Science and Traditional Practice in Ancient Peru and South America -- Medicine In Ancient Mesoamerica -- Healing Relationships in the African Caribbean -- Medicine in Ancient Hebrew and Jewish Cultures -- Islamic Medicines: Perspectives on the Greek Legacy in the History of Islamic Medical Traditions in West Asia -- How Different are Western and Chinese Medicine? The Case of Nerves -- Religion and Medicine -- The Relation Between Medical States and Soul Beliefs Among Tribal Peoples


Medicine Culture -- Study and teaching History Medicine -- History Medical ethics Medicine & Public Health History of Medicine History general Medicine/Public Health general Theory of Medicine/Bioethics Regional and Cultural Studies



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