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Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge
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Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Charles Leslie and Allan Young

Abstract

Like its classic predecessor, Asian Medical Systems, this book expands the study of Asian medicine. These chapters ask how patients and practitioners know what they know—what evidence of disease or health they consider convincing and what cultural traditions and symbols guide their thinking. Whether discussing Japanese anatomy texts, Islamic humoralism, Ayurvedic clinical practice, or a variety of other subjects, the chapters offer a range of information and suggest new theoretical avenues for medical anthropology. This book covers a variety of topics including Asian medicine, patients, practi ... More

Keywords: Asian medicine, Ayurvedic clinical practice, Islamic humoralism, medical anthropology, disease

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780520073173
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520073173.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Leslie, editor

Allan Young, editor

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Introduction

Charles Leslie Allan Young

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