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African Medical Pluralism

In this collection of ethnographic essays, editors ­Carolyn Sargent, professor of anthropology and women, gender, and sexuality studies, and William C. Olsen examine health care on the African continent. Most patients in ­Africa draw on a “therapeutic continuum” that includes traditional medicines like herbs, religious healing and the latest biomedical technology. Through a look at these treatments, scholars examine how Africans perceive sickness and understand suffering.

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