The Social basis of health and healing in Africa
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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social Medicine -- history,
  • Therapeutics -- history,
  • Medicine, African Traditional -- history,
  • Socioeconomic Factors,
  • Social Change -- history,
  • Africa

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Steven Feierman and John M. Janzen ; sponsored by the Joint Committee on African Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council.
SeriesComparative studies of health systems and medical care -- 30
ContributionsFeierman, Steven, 1940-, Janzen, John M., Joint Committee on African Studies.
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 487 p. :
Number of Pages487
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22163423M
ISBN 100520066812, 0520066804
LC Control Number90-44243

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