Theories of Illness: A World Survey

Theories of Illness: A World Survey

by George Peter Murdock




An important contribution to medical anthropology, this work defines the principal causes if illness that are reported throughout the world, distinguishing those involving natural causation from the more widely prevalent hypotheses advancing supernatural explanations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822984849
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 12/15/1980
Edition description: 1
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

George Peter Murdock (1897-1985) was Andrew Mellon Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh.

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