Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures by Hugh ShapiroMedicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures by Hugh Shapiro

Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures

byHugh ShapiroEditorHelaine Selin

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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Medicine Across Cultures: The History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Culturesconsists of 19 essays dealing with the medical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan medicine, the book includes essays on comparing Chinese and western medicine and religion and medicine. The essays address the connections between medicine and culture and relate the medical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of medicine and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.
Title:Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western CulturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:417 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048162386

ISBN - 13:9789048162383

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Series. 2. Table of Contents. 3. About the Contributors. 4. Introduction. 5. Continuity, Change, and Challenge in African Medicine. 6. Medicine in Ancient Egypt. 7. Medicine in Ancient China. 8. Ayurveda. 9. Cultural Perspectives on Traditional Tibetan Medicine. 10. Traditional Thai Medicine. 11. Oriental Medicine in Korea. 12. Globalization and Cultures of Biomedicine: Japan and NorthAmerica. 13. Traditional Aboriginal Health Practice in Australia. 14. When Healing Cultures Collide: A Case from the Pacific. 15. Native American Medicine: Herbal Pharmacology, Therapies, and Elder Care. 16. Lords of the Medicine Bag: Medical Science and Traditional Practice in Ancient Peru and South America. 17. Medicine in Ancient Mesoamerica. 18. Healing Relationships in the African Caribbean. 19. Medicine in Ancient Hebrew and Jewish Cultures. 20. Islamic Medicines: Perspectives on the Greek Legacy in the History of Islamic Medical Traditions in West Asia. 21. Chinese and Western Medicine. 22. Religion and Medicine. 23. The Relation Between Medical States and Soul Beliefs among Tribal Peoples.