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medical anthropology

The study of the impact of biology, culture, ecology, economics, environment, language, politics, and society on healing, health, health care, illness, and treatment.
See also: anthropology
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This young physician had chosen medical anthropology over a psychiatric residency, a choice that I described, in my Laudatus, as a crossing of the Rubicon, an expression which means the point of no return.
1991, <<The Efficacy of Ethnomedicinc: Research Methods in Trouble>>, Medical Anthropology : Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness, 13 :1-17.
Overall, however, Anthropology of Infectious Disease is written clearly and compellingly and would make an important addition to a course in public health, medical anthropology, or even microbiology.
Presenting the material in this way helps the reader to digest the densely packed chapters, for this is a masterful reading of a vast literature covering medicine, medical specialities, environmental health, maternal child health, population health, public health, health policy research, nutrition and dietetics, epidemiology, psychology, medical anthropology, history and anthropology as it applies to the Oceania region.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, the director of Organ Watch and a professor of medical anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, said the attempt by poor Europeans to sell their organs "was reminiscent of the period after the collapse of the Soviet Union when chronic joblessness created a new breed of willing sellers, as well as criminal networks ready to exploit their misery.
However, the report, published in the journal Medical Anthropology, discovered that Indians make up the
Jan Ovesen and Ing-Britt Trankell, Cambodians and their doctors: A medical anthropology of colonial and post-colonial Cambodia.
Melissa Cheyney is a licensed midwife in Corvallis and assistant professor of medical anthropology at Oregon State University.
It not only looks at its place from a biological point of view, but also uncovers its origins in social history and medical anthropology.
Farmer, a professor of medical anthropology at Harvard University, is the subject of the bestselling book "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr.
2) Involving collaboration between a professional anthropologist and a trained medical specialist, the project broke new ground in an area of research that would now be called medical anthropology.
the effects of stress and psychological risk factors on illness), this volume introduces contributions from related fields including health economics, epidemiology, genetics, medical sociology, medical anthropology, nursing science, and the trends toward taking responsibility for one's health and evidence-based health psychology.

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