Making Kedjom Medicine: A History Of Public Health And Well-being In Cameroon

Hardcover | February 28, 2004

byKent Maynard

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European colonial and religious intrusions in the region transformed, but did not destroy, local medical practices. Perhaps the major transformation since the colonial period and extending into the postcolonial, has been the increasing commercialization of "traditional" medicine as African healers shift their practices away from group concerns to a focus more concerned with treating the individual. Written in a lucid style, full of vibrant anecdotes, Maynard's book will appeal not only to medical anthropologists and development workers, but also to anyone interested in nonwestern medicine and practices.

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European colonial and religious intrusions in the region transformed, but did not destroy, local medical practices. Perhaps the major transformation since the colonial period and extending into the postcolonial, has been the increasing commercialization of "traditional" medicine as African healers shift their practices away from group ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.56 × 6.42 × 1.22 inPublished:February 28, 2004Publisher:HeinemannLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325071187

ISBN - 13:9780325071183

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?[C]onvincingly shows how Kedjom medicine is directed at the public's health and well-being....Maps, a glossary, an index, a bibliography, a lengthy preface, and acknowledgments all are essential aids. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.??Choice