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The context of medicines in developing countries : studies in pharmaceutical anthropology / edited by Sjaak van der Geest and Susan Reynolds Whyte.

By: Geest, Sjaak van der
Contributor(s): Whyte, Susan Reynolds
Language: English Publisher: Amsterdam : Het Spinhuis Publishers, 1991.Description: xiii, 393p. : tables ; 22.5cm.ISBN: 9073052181
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Includes bibl. references. - First paperback publication; originally published 1988 by Kluwer as vol. 12 of series: Culture, illness and healing. - Contents: The transaction of medicines. Commercial pharmaceutical medicine and medicalization: a case study from El Salvador / A. Ferguson; Traditional practitioners and Western pharmaceuticals in Sri Lanka / I. Wolffers; Medicines and rural health services: an experiment in the Dominican Republic / A. Ugalde, N. Homedes; Buying drugs in Addis Ababa / H. Kloos [et al]; "Casi como doctor": pharmacists and their clients in a Mexican urban context / K. Logan; The articulation of formal and informal medicine distribution in South Cameroon / S. van der Geest; The rise of the modern Jamu industry in Indonesia / A.F. Afdhal, R.L. Welsch; The meaning of medicines. Culture and pharmaceutics: some epistemological observations of pharmacological systems in ancient Europe and medieval China / P.U. Unschuld; The use of herbal and biomedical pharmaceuticals on Mauritius / L.K. Sussman; The power of medicines in East Africa / S.R. Whyte; Traditional medication at pregnancy and childbirth in Madura, Indonesia / A. Niehof; The reinterpretation and distribution of western pharmaceuticals: an example from the Mende of Sierra Leone / C.H. Bledsoe, M.F. Goubaud; Cultural meanings of oral rehydration salts in Jamaica / C. MacCormack, A. Draper; Penicillin: an ancient Ayurvedic medicine / Cultural constructions of efficacy / N.L. Etkin.