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A Continuing Trial of Treatment
Medical Pluralism in Papua New Guinea
by Stephen Frankel Gilbert Lewis

RRP €240.00

A Continuing Trial of Treatment
Medical Pluralism in Papua New Guinea
by Author Name Stephen Frankel, Gilbert Lewis

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List Price:240.00
Format: Paperback, 234 x 156 x 20mm, 342pp
Publication date: 01 Dec 1988
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN-13: 9781556080760

Contents

1. Patterns of Continuity and Change.- 2. Infection, Innovation and Residence: Illness and Misfortune in the Torricelli Foothills from 1800.- 3. Western Medicine and the Continuity of Belief: the Maisin of Collingwood Bay, Oro Province.- 4. Doktas and Shamans among the Sambia of Papua New Guinea.- 5. Illness and Ideology: Aspects of Health Care on Goodenough Island.- 6. Health Care and Medical Pluralism: Cases from Mount Hagen.- 7. The Place of Western Medicine in Ponam Theories of Health and Illness.- 8. The Amele and Dr Braun: a History of Early Experience with Western Medicine in Papua New Guinea.- 9. Medical Pluralism among the Yangoru Boiken.- 10. The Doctor and the Curer: Medical Theory and Practice in Kove.- 11. Gender in the Diet and Health of the Wopkaimin.- 12. Complementarity in Medical Treatment in a West New Britain Society.- 13. Modernity and Medicine among the Maring.- List of Contributors.- References.- Index of Subjects.

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  • Illustrations: black & white illustrations