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Sickness and healing : an anthropological perspective, Robert A. Hahn

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Sickness and healing : an anthropological perspective
Title
Sickness and healing
Title remainder
an anthropological perspective
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Robert A. Hahn
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eng
Summary
  • The ways in which people respond to sickness differ greatly from society to society. In this book anthropologist and epidemiologist Robert A. Hahn examines how Western and non-Western cultures influence the definition, experience, and treatment of sickness
  • Hahn begins by developing a definition of sickness that is based on the patient's perception of suffering and disturbance rather than on the physician's assessment of biomedical signs. After reviewing the principal theories that account for the forms of sickness and healing found in different historical and cultural contexts, he explores the relevance of both anthropological and epidemiological approaches to sickness, focusing on the persistent gap between white and black infant mortality in the United States. Hahn then describes contemporary Western medicine as it might be seen by a visiting foreign anthropologist
  • He describes the culture of Western medicine and portrays the world of one physician at work, traces the evolution of obstetrics since 1903 by analyzing the principal textbook - Williams Obstetrics - through its first eighteen editions, and explores the gulf between physicians and their patients by examining the accounts of physicians who have written about their own sicknesses. He concludes by proposing ways that some of the ills of contemporary Western medicine might be remedied by applying anthropological principles to medical training and practice
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
Sickness and healing : an anthropological perspective, Robert A. Hahn
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Sickness and healing : an anthropological perspective, Robert A. Hahn
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1dszzh5
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-321) and index
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Contents
1. The Universe of Sickness -- 2. Culture-bound Syndromes Unbound -- 3. Three Theories of Sickness and Healing -- 4. The Role of Society and Culture in Sickness and Healing -- 5. Anthropology and Epidemiology: One Logic or Two? -- 6. Biomedicine as a Cultural System -- 7. A World of Internal Medicine: Portrait of an Internist -- 8. Divisions of Labor: Obstetrician, Woman, and Society in Williams Obstetrics, 1903-1989 -- 9. Between Two Worlds: Physicians as Patients -- 10. From Medical Anthropology to Anthropological Medicine
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