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Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science

Medicine Across Cultures

History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures

Editors: Selin, Helaine (Ed.)

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Medicine Across Cultures: The History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures consists of 19 essays dealing with the medical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan medicine, the book includes essays on comparing Chinese and western medicine and religion and medicine. The essays address the connections between medicine and culture and relate the medical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of medicine and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Continuity, Change, and Challenge in African Medicine

    Janzen, John M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Medicine in Ancient Egypt

    Shafik, Ahmed (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • Medicine in Ancient China

    Cai, Jingfeng (et al.)

    Pages 49-73

  • Āyurveda

    Chopra, Ananda S.

    Pages 75-83

  • Cultural Perspectives on Traditional Tibetan Medicine

    William, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 85-113

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-306-48094-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-1166-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6238-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medicine Across Cultures
Book Subtitle
History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures
Editors
  • Helaine Selin
Series Title
Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48094-2
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48094-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1166-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6238-3
Series ISSN
1568-2145
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 417
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