Medical Anthropology of the Jaunsaris
Of the nine chapters in the book the one on local systems of medicine is particularly interesting. This chapter is very rich in the empirical facts and it details ailment, vernacular name of medicine, botanical name, its availability and use have been depicted in a scientific way. The book on the whole is an important addition to the Medical Anthropology in general and Applied and Action Anthropology in particular.
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Environmental Sanitation and Sanitary Habits
Drinking and Smoking
Local Systems of Medicine
Family Size and Fertility Pattern
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