Medical Pluralism in the Andes

1st Edition

Christine Greenway, Joan D. Koss-Chioino, Thomas Leatherman

Routledge
Published November 7, 2002
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9780415299206 - CAT# RU25496

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Summary

Medical Pluralism in the Andes is the first major collection of anthropological approaches to health in the Andes for over twenty years. Written in tribute to Libbet Crandon Malamuds pioneering work on Andean medicine, this readable, extensively illustrated and instructive book reflects the diversity of approaches in medical anthropology that have evolved during the past two decades. Capturing the intricacies of health practice within the context of Andean social history, cultural tradition, community and folklore, this is a remarkable and intimate chronicle of Andean culture and everyday life, which will appeal across a wide range of readers, from professional anthropologists to those interested in alternative medicines.

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