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FOLK 145 401 Comparative Medicine

S. Feierman
Lecture: Monday and Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Cross-listed with HSSC 145, HIST 146
Distribution II: History & Tradition


This course focuses on health and healing in the colonial and post-colonial world. We give special attention to local healing under condition of domination to definitions of the body and the person in biomedicine and in non-European healing traditions and to the political and cultural place of medicine in regions which have experienced colonial rule.

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