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In the Beginning Was the Word

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0087
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter addresses the question of how the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) affected the citizens of industrialized Western nations. TCM has proved to be promising for the minds and bodies of ... More


Haunting Ghosts: Madness, Gender, and Ensekirite in Haiti in the Democratic Era

Erica Caple James

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter describes the harsh Haitian world of insecurity, fear, and collective anxiety in a profoundly disordered state, relating the story of Danielle, who sought justice from the police for the ... More


Waiting in Crisis

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The feelings of all Erik's family members were intense after his accident. Erik's sister Sonia had started to keep a diary, in which she intended to record her thoughts and feelings as she ... More


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