Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics, Volumes 1-2

October 30, 2020
Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics, Volumes 1-2

Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming moreaware that we need to understand cultural variation in medicalbelief and practice. The more we know how health and disease aremanaged in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is"culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice.The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is uniquebecause it is the first reference work to describe the culturalpractices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to providean overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No othersingle reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadthof information on the varying cultural background of health andillness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologistsand other social scientists - have contributed their firsthandexperience of medical cultures from around the world.https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9780306477546