Drum and Stethoscope: Integrating Ethnomedicine and Biomedicine in Bolivia

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University of Utah Press, 1992 - Medical - 266 pages
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Focusing on specific cases, projects and clinical models in Bolivia, Bastien gives data and suggestions adaptable to other cultures and locations on ways to increase understanding and cooperation between "western" biomedicine, and alternative medical traditions, to the amelioration of both. Projects described include a workshop where doctors and shamans shared their experiences, and views on the pathology and treatment of common illnesses, finding unexpected common ground. With some 30 bandw photographs. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Adaptive Strategies
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Psychosocial Therapy
72
Training Doctors to Integrate Ethnomedicine
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