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Conclusion

Stefan Ecks

in Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This concluding chapter returns to “mind food,” showing how psychiatrists are both trying to counter nonbiomedical notions of drug effects and the biomedical model of short-term targeted action ... More


Homeopathy: Immaterial Medicines

Stefan Ecks

in Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines Calcutta homeopaths, emphasizing their self-proclaimed ability to target patients' “nerves.” The influential position of homeopathy in Bengal helps us to understand lay ... More


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