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Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Charles Leslie and Allan Young (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Like its classic predecessor, Asian Medical Systems, this book expands the study of Asian medicine. These chapters ask how patients and practitioners know what they know—what evidence of disease or ... More


Introduction

Charles Leslie and Allan Young

in Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter provides an introduction to the Asian medical system, which is intrinsically dynamic and continually evolving. Public interest in Asian medicine was stimulated in the early 1970s when ... More


The empire of the mind and medical migration

Julian M. Simpson

in Migrant Architects of the NHS: South Asian doctors and the reinvention of British general practice (1940s-1980s)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781784991302
eISBN:
9781526135841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991302.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 3 shows that a key factor behind the large-scale migration of South Asian doctors to Britain was the lingering effect of what Andrew Porter has called the ‘empire of the mind’. South Asian ... More


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