Medical Pluralism in the Andes

Synopsis

Medical Pluralism in the Andes is the first major collection of anthropological approaches to health in the Andes for over twenty years. Written in tribute to Libbet Crandon Malamuds pioneering work on Andean medicine, this readable, extensively illustrated and instructive book reflects the diversity of approaches in medical anthropology that have evolved during the past two decades. Capturing the intricacies of health practice within the context of Andean social history, cultural tradition, community and folklore, this is a remarkable and intimate chronicle of Andean culture and everyday life, which will appeal across a wide range of readers, from professional anthropologists to those interested in alternative medicines.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ann Miles
  • Thomas Leatherman
  • Joan D. Koss-Chioino
  • Libbet Crandon
  • Hans A. Baer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2002