A Continuing Trial of Treatment

A Continuing Trial of Treatment : Medical Pluralism in Papua New Guinea

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 154.94 x 234.95 x 19.81mm | 639.56g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • VI, 336 p.
  • 0792300785
  • 9780792300786

Table of 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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