The Context of Medicines in Developing Countries: Studies in Pharmaceutical Anthropology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556080593
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/1988
  • Series: Culture, Illness and Healing Series , #12
  • Edition description: 1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 393
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Medicines in Context: an Introduction.- The Transaction of Medicines.- Introductory Note.- Commercial Pharmaceutical Medicine and Medicalization: a Case Study from El Salvador.- Traditional Practitioners and Western Pharmaceuticals in Sri Lanka.- Medicines and Rural Health Services: an Experiment in the Dominican Republic.- Buying Drugs in Addis Ababa: a Quantitative Analysis.- ‘Casi como doctor’: Pharmacists and their Clients in a Mexican Urban Context.- The Articulation of Formal and Informal Medicine Distribution in South Cameroon.- The Rise of the Modern Jamu Industry in Indonesia: a Preliminary Overview.- The Meaning of Medicines.- Introductory Note.- Culture and Pharmaceutics: Some Epistemological Observations of Pharmacological Systems in Ancient Europe and Medieval China.- The Use of Herbal and Biomedical Pharmaceuticals on Mauritius.- The Power of Medicines in East Africa.- Traditional Medication at Pregnancy and Childbirth in Madura, Indonesia.- The Reinterpretation and Distribution of Western Pharmaceuticals: an Example from the Mende of Sierra Leone.- Cultural Meanings of Oral Rehydration Salts in Jamaica.- Penicillin: an Ancient Ayurvedic Medicine.- Cultural Constructions of Efficacy.- Conclusion.- Pharmaceutical Anthropology: Perspectives for Research and Application.- List of Contributors.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.
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