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- DescriptionEmphasizes the social conditions linked to ill health and the development of local healing traditions, from Morocco to South Africa and from the precolonial era to the present. This title illustrates how the most basic facts of everyday life encourage the spread of disease and chape the possibilities of survival.
- Author BiographySteven Feierman is Professor of History at the University of Florida. His most recent book is Peasant Intellectuals (Wisconsin 1990). John M. Janzen is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas. He won the Wellcome prize and the medal of the Royal Anthropological Institue for The Quest for Therapy in Lower Zaire (California 1978).
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication22/09/1992
- GenreMedical Nursing & Ancillary Services
- Series TitleComparative Studies of Health Systems & Medical Care
- Series Part/Volume Number30
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note14 figures, 8 tables, 4 maps
- Weight494 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Edited byJohn M. Janzen,Steven Feierman
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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