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Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health, Fall 2008
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This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the ... More

This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular emphasis is placed on Western (bio-) medicine; students examine how biomedicine constructs disease, health, body, and mind, and how it articulates with other institutions, national and international. Less

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Anthropology
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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Jackson, Jean
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Medical Anthropology, Fall 2004
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Examination of how medicine is practiced cross-culturally, with particular emphasis on Western ... More

Examination of how medicine is practiced cross-culturally, with particular emphasis on Western biomedicine. Analysis of medical practice as a cultural system, focusing on the human, as opposed to the biological, side of things. Also, examines how we and people in other cultures think of disease, health, body, and mind. Less

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Anthropology
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jackson, Jean Elizabeth
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Population Medicine
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Back in simpler times, doctors took care of their patients one visit ... More

Back in simpler times, doctors took care of their patients one visit at a time. Rarely did they feel compelled to pay much attention to the larger communities to which their patients belonged. That was left to public health professionals, if they existed. More recently, however, it's become abundantly clear that practicing high quality, cost-effective medicine requires us to look beyond our patients to see a whole population of people in need of our attention. Less

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Tufts School of Medicine
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Tufts University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Margo Woods
Richard Dupee
Richard Glickman-Simon
Ruth Palombo
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