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Culture, Health and Illness, Fifth Edition
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Preface to the 5th Edition 1. Introduction: the scope of medical anthropology 2. The body: cultural definitions of anatomy and physiology 3. Diet and Nutrition 4. Caring and curing: the sectors of health care 5. Doctor-patient interactions 6. Gender and reproduction 7. Pain and culture 8. Culture and pharmacology: drugs, alcohol and tobacco 9. Ritual and the management of misfortune 10. Cross-cultural psychiatry 11. Cultural aspects of stress and suffering 12. Migration, globalization and health 13. Telemedicine and the Internet 14. New bodies, new selves: genetics and biotechnology 15. Cultural factors in epidemiology 16. The AIDS pandemic 17. Tropical diseases: malaria and leprosy 18. Medical anthropology and global health 19. New research methods in medical anthropology Appendix: Journals and websites Author index Subject index

About the Author

Cecil G Helman, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Brunel University; Senior Lecturer, Dept of Primary Care and Population Sciences, UCL, London, UK

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Praise for earlier edition: 'When with humility we are ready to use this excellent book, we will better apply our science toward improving the quality of life throughout the globe' -- Journal of the American Medical Association Praise for earlier edition: 'This book can be thoroughly recommended for its fresh perspective on medical transactions' -- The Lancet Praise for earlier edition: 'It is clearly written and structured, a valuable source for current references, and easily accessible to the interested general reader or student of the field' -- Social Sciences in Health

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