African medical pluralism /

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Imprint:Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2017.
Description:1 online resource
Subject:Integrative medicine -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Medical care -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Traditional medicine -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Medical anthropology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Integrative Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
MEDICAL -- Healing.
Integrative medicine.
Medical anthropology.
Medical care.
Traditional medicine.
Africa South of the Sahara.
Sub-Saharan Africa.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Olsen, William C., editor, author.
Sargent, Carolyn F., 1947- editor, author.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:In most places on the African continent, multiple health care options exist and patients draw on a therapeutic continuum that ranges from traditional medicine and religious healing to the latest in biomedical technology. The ethnographically based essays in this volume highlight African ways of perceiving sickness, making sense of and treating suffering, and thinking about health care to reveal the range and practice of everyday medicine in Africa through historical, political, and economic contexts.
Other form:Print version: African medical pluralism. Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2017 9780253024770