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medical anthropology


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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.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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