Health and Medical Practice in Iran

Health and Medical Practice in Iran

by Agnes Loeffler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780760445
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 10/30/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Agnes G. Loeffler is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Introduction
• The Contexts of Fieldwork
• Iranian Conceptualizations of Health and Disease
• Iranian Explanations for Ill Health
• Key Concepts: Nature, Purity and Balance in Relation to Health
• How Allopathic Knowledge and Practice are Interpreted in Distinctly Iranian Terms
• The Contexts of Medical Practice
• The Economic Context of Allopathic Practice
• Roots of Authority: Knowledge
• The Relationship of 'Elm to Medical Practice
• Medical Knowledge and Islamic Ideals
• Conclusion

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