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Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures / Edition 1

Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures / Edition 1

by Hugh Shapiro, Helaine Selin


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ISBN-13: 9789048162383
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/06/2010
Series: Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science , #3
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
Pages: 417
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Series. 2. Table of Contents. 3. About the Contributors. 4. Introduction. 5. Continuity, Change, and Challenge in African Medicine. 6. Medicine in Ancient Egypt. 7. Medicine in Ancient China. 8. Ayurveda. 9. Cultural Perspectives on Traditional Tibetan Medicine. 10. Traditional Thai Medicine. 11. Oriental Medicine in Korea. 12. Globalization and Cultures of Biomedicine: Japan and NorthAmerica. 13. Traditional Aboriginal Health Practice in Australia. 14. When Healing Cultures Collide: A Case from the Pacific. 15. Native American Medicine: Herbal Pharmacology, Therapies, and Elder Care. 16. Lords of the Medicine Bag: Medical Science and Traditional Practice in Ancient Peru and South America. 17. Medicine in Ancient Mesoamerica. 18. Healing Relationships in the African Caribbean. 19. Medicine in Ancient Hebrew and Jewish Cultures. 20. Islamic Medicines: Perspectives on the Greek Legacy in the History of Islamic Medical Traditions in West Asia. 21. Chinese and Western Medicine. 22. Religion and Medicine. 23. The Relation Between Medical States and Soul Beliefs among Tribal Peoples.

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