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Lecture 7

Lecture 7

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McGill University
ANTH 227
Tobias Rees

Review 5 steps to how anthropology of medicine came to be (3 are review, 1 is today's lecture, 1 is next lecture) Rivers, Golden Age of medicine Young, historical development, doubt Medicine, search for alternatives, possibility that rituals and ceremonies in other cultures can be medicine Medical anthropology in 1970s by doctors for doctors, Kleinman, born out of clinical encounters for clinical encounters 1980's, emergence of anthro of medicine, reaction of ethnographers of medicine against the arrival or med. anthro Emergence of Anthro of Med. Margaret Locke and Nancy Scheper-Hughes To integrate aspects of anthro discourse on the body into current work in medical anthro Believe Kleinman has reduced anthro to a servant of his clinically oriented med. anthro The experience of suffering is the definition of the human So it's the quintessence of anthro The human condition does no vary across culture then Significant before it teaches physicians that there are different
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