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Title Encyclopedia of medical anthropology [electronic resource] : health and illness in the world's cultures / edited by Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember.

Imprint New York [N.Y.] : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, c2004 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012.)


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 Axe Credo Reference E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (110 entries) : 47 images, digital files.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Topics. General concepts and perspectives; Medical systems; Political, economic, and social issues; Sexuality, reproduction, and the life cycle; Health conditions and diseases - Cultures.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice.
The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Description based on title page of print version.
Subject Social medicine -- Encyclopedias.
World health -- Encyclopedias.
Medical anthropology -- Encyclopedias.
Medicine -- Cross-cultural studies.
Health -- Cross-cultural studies.
Diseases -- Social aspects.
Anthropology, Cultural.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
Disease -- ethnology.
Health Behavior -- ethnology.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Electronic books.
Added Author Ember, Carol R.
Ember, Melvin.
Credo Reference (Firm)
Other Form: Print version: 0306477548 9780306477546 (DLC) 2003050644 2 v. (xliv, 1071 p.) : ill.
ISBN 9781849725064 (online)
9780306477546 (print)
0306477548 (set)

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