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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


A Welcoming Soil: Isamic Humoralism on the Malay Peninsula

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/9780520073173.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores Islamic humoralism on the Malay Peninsula. Although Islam was successfully implanted in Malaya, and Islamic concepts are used by Malays to interpret and reinterpret empirical ... More


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