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Medical Anthropology

medical anthropology

The New Wave of Ethnographies in Medical Anthropology

Epilogue: Toward a Comparative Historical Anthropology of Medical Thought

Anthropological and Medical Implications of Genetic Admixture in the Mexican Mestizo Population

Elisabeth Hsu and Stephen Harris (eds), Plants, Health and Healing: On the Interface of Ethnobotany and Medical Anthropology

Jan Ovesen and Ing-Britt Trankell, Cambodians and their Doctors: A Medical Anthropology of Colonial and Post-Colonial Cambodia

REID, Robert William (died 1939), Emeritus Regius Professor of Anatomy, University of Aberdeen; late Hon. Curator, Anthropological Museum University of Aberdeen; originator of Reid Lectureship in Anthropology, University of Aberdeen; late Examiner University of London, University of St Andrews, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Indian Medical Service; Ex-President of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland; late Representative of Aberdeen University in the General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom, Member of University Court, Dean of Medical Faculty, Aberdeen University, and Lecturer on Anatomy, St Thomas’s Hospital, London

SPERRIN-JOHNSON, John Charles (1885 - 1948), Professor of Botany, University College, Cork, since 1932; Life Member NZ Institute and Polynesian Society; Part founder and lately President Anthropological Section of NZ Institute, of NZ Avicultural Society and of Auckland Zoological Society; Captain, NZ Medical Corps, Territorial and Expeditionary Forces

THOMSON, Arthur (1858 - 1935), Dr Lees Professor of Anatomy, 1919–34, and student of Christ Church; Professor of Human Anatomy, University of Oxford, 1893, and Reader, 1901; Lecturer on Anatomy in Relation to Art, Royal College of Art, S. Kensington; Professor of Anatomy, Royal Academy, 1900–34; Representative of the University of Oxford on the General Medical Council, 1904–29; associé étranger of the Anthropological Society of Paris; past President Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland; President Anatomical Section; International Medical Congress, London, 1913; President of the Oxford Medical Graduates Club; Doyne Memorial Lecturer, 1928; President of the Oxford Art Society, 1922


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The study of ways in which culture, tradition, and customs determine the occurrence and outcome of illness; the work of traditional healers, healing methods, rituals; how people perceive and react to illness; and many other general and specific ways in which culture and behavior influence health and illness. This is an essential body of knowledge and ideas with which all public health specialists should be acquainted.

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