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The Pillars of Treatment

Dagmar Wujastyk

in Well-Mannered Medicine

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199856268
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.003.0002
The Pillars of Treatment

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This chapter discusses the question of who participates in ethical interactions in a medical setting and introduces the concept of the four pillars of treatment (i.e., doctor, patient, attendant and medicine) found in most of the core ayurvedic texts.

Keywords: medical interaction; physician; patient; medical attendant; medicine

Chapter.  18143 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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