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Medical anthropology

Index Medical anthropology

Medical anthropology studies "human health and disease, health care systems, and biocultural adaptation". [1]

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Adeline Masquelier

Adeline Marie Masquelier (born 1960) is a Professor of Anthropology at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Alicia Dussán de Reichel

Alicia Dussán de Reichel (born 16 October 1920) is a Colombian educator, who was one of the first students of ethnology in the country.

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Alondra Oubré

Alondra Oubré is an American medical anthropologist.

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American Anthropological Association

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is an organization of scholars and practitioners in the field of anthropology.

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Angela Nissel

Angela R. Nissel (born December 5, 1978) is an American author best known for her first book, The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke.

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Annie Lanzillotto

Annie Lanzillotto (born June 1, 1963) is an American author, poet, songwriter, director, actor, and performance artist.

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An anthropologist is a person engaged in the practice of anthropology.

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Anthropometry (from Greek ἄνθρωπος anthropos, "human", and μέτρον metron, "measure") refers to the measurement of the human individual.

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Applied anthropology

Applied anthropology refers to the application of the method and theory of anthropology to the analysis and solution of practical problems.

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Arthur Kleinman

Arthur Kleinman (born March 11, 1941) is an American psychiatrist and a professor of medical anthropology and cross-cultural psychiatry at Harvard University.

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Barbara Rylko-Bauer

Barbara Rylko-Bauer (born 1950) is a medical anthropologist and author who lives in the United States.

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Byron Good

Byron Joseph Good (born 1944) is an American medical anthropologist primarily studying mental illness.

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C. Michael Smith


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Camilla Stoltenberg

Camilla Stoltenberg (born 5 February 1958) is a Norwegian physician and researcher.

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Carla Obermeyer

Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer is a medical anthropologist and epidemiologist specializing in the study of fertility and HIV.

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Carol Laderman

Carol Laderman (October 25, 1932 – July 6, 2010)Roseman, Marina, Laurel Kendall and Robert Knox Dentan.

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Carolyn Sargent

Carolyn Sargent is a medical anthropologist.

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Cecil Helman

Cecil Helman (born 4 January 1944 in Cape Town, South Africa, died 15 June 2009) was a South African doctor, author, and medical anthropologist.

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Charles Miller Leslie

Charles Miller Leslie was an American medical anthropologist, who was an avid contributor of published works in his branch of anthropology.

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Charlotte Roberts

Charlotte Ann Roberts, FBA (born 25 May 1957) is a British archaeologist, academic and former nurse.

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Clinical ethnography

Clinical ethnography is a term first used by Gilbert Herdt and Robert Stoller in a series of papers in the 1980s.

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Critical medical anthropology

Critical medical anthropology (CMA) is a branch of medical anthropology that blends critical theory and ground-level ethnographic approaches in the consideration of the political economy of health, and the effect of social inequality on people's health.

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Cultural anthropology

Cultural anthropology is a branch of anthropology focused on the study of cultural variation among humans.

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Culture-bound syndrome

In medicine and medical anthropology, a culture-bound syndrome, culture-specific syndrome, or folk illness is a combination of psychiatric and somatic symptoms that are considered to be a recognizable disease only within a specific society or culture.

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Daniel Moerman

Daniel Ellis Moerman (born 1941) is an American medical anthropologist and ethnobotanist, and an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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David Lourea

David Nachman Lourea (August 26, 1945–1992) was an American writer, AIDS activist and Bisexual rights activist.

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Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra (born October 22, 1946) is an Indian-born American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement.

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Dorothea Leighton

Dorothea Cross Leighton (September 2, 1908 – August 15, 1989) was an American social psychiatrist and a founder of the field of medical anthropology.

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Ecological anthropology

Ecological anthropology is a sub-field of anthropology and is defined as the "study of cultural adaptations to environments".

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Elise Andaya

Elise L. Andaya is a cultural anthropologist who is currently employed as an Associate Professor of Anthropology by the University of Albany which is the state university of New York.

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Epidemiological transition

In demography and medical geography, epidemiological transition is a phase of development witnessed by a sudden and stark increase in population growth rates brought by improved food security and innovations in public health and medicine, followed by a re-leveling of population growth due to subsequent declines in fertility rates.

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Esteban Sarmiento

Esteban Sarmiento is a primatologist and biologist.

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Ethnomedicine is a study or comparison of the traditional medicine practiced by various ethnic groups, and especially by indigenous peoples.

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Eugenie Scott

Eugenie Carol Scott (born October 24, 1945) is an American physical anthropologist, a former university professor and educator who has been active in opposing the teaching of young earth creationism and intelligent design in schools.

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Geir Bjørklund

Geir Bjørklund (born 20 April 1969 in Mo i Rana, Norway) is an independent researcher, medical/health science writer, editor, and advisor to international scientific journals.

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Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff

Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff (March 6, 1912 – May 16, 1994) was an anthropologist and archaeologist known for his research and also in-depth fieldwork among many different Amerindian cultures such as in the Amazonian tropical rainforests (e.g. Desana Tucano), and also among dozens of other indigenous groups in Colombia in the Caribbean Coast (such as the Kogi of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta), as well as other living in the Pacific Coast, Llanos Orientales, and in the Andean and inter-Andean regions (Muisca) as well as in other areas of Colombia, and he also did research on campesino societies.

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Harvard University Asia Center

The Harvard University Asia Center is an interdisciplinary research and education unit of Harvard University, established on July 1, 1997, with the goal of "driving varied programs focusing on international relations in Asia and comparative studies of Asian countries and regions (...) and supplementing other Asia-related programs and institutes and the University and providing a focal point for interaction and exchange on topics of common interest for the Harvard community and Asian intellectual, political, and business circles.", according to its charter.

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Hila Levy

Captain Hila Levy-WilliamsThis name uses Spanish marriage naming customs; the first is the maiden family name "Levy" and the second or matrimonial family name is "Williams".

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History of anthropology by country

Anthropology is the study of various aspects of humans within past and present societies.

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Indian Journal of Community Medicine

The Indian Journal of Community Medicine is a peer-reviewed open-access medical journal published by Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine.

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Ivan Polunin

Ivan Polunin (1920–2010) was a medical doctor, author, teacher, documentary filmmaker and photographer.

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James Quesada

James Quesada (August 29, 1953) is a Nicaraguan American Anthropologist and professor at San Francisco State University's Department of Anthropology.

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Janice Boddy

Janice Boddy is a Canadian anthropologist, currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto.

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Jean Schensul

Jean J. Schensul is a medical anthropologist and senior scientist at The Institute for Community Research, in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Jean-Noël Ferrié

Jean-Noël Ferrié (born 1959) is a French political scientist and sociologist.

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Jeanne Guillemin

Jeanne Harley Guillemin (born 1943) is a medical anthropologist and author, who for 25 years was a Professor of Sociology at Boston College and for the last ten years, a senior fellow in the at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Joan Halifax

Joan Jiko Halifax (born July 30, 1942) is an American Zen Buddhist teacher, anthropologist, ecologist, civil rights activist, hospice caregiver, and the author of several books on Buddhism and spirituality.

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João Biehl

João Guilherme Biehl is Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, where he is also the Co-Director of the Program of Global Health and Health Policy and where he holds an Old Dominion Professorship at the Council of Humanities, as well as being a Visitor at the School of Social Sciences of the Institute for Advanced Study.

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John M. Janzen

John M. Janzen is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Kansas.

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Leith Mullings

Leith Mullings is an author, anthropologist and professor.

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Lenore Manderson

Lenore Manderson (born 21 June 1951) is an Australian medical anthropologist.

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Library of Congress Classification:Class G -- Geography. Anthropology. Recreation

Class G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation is a classification used by the Library of Congress Classification system.

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Linda L. Barnes

Linda L. Barnes (born 1953) is an American medical anthropologist, a Professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and in the Graduate Division of Religious Studies at Boston University.

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Linda M. Hunt

Linda M. Hunt is a professor of anthropology specializing in Medical anthropology at Michigan State University.

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List of academic fields

The following outline is provided as an overview of an topical guide to academic disciplines: An academic discipline or field of study is known as a branch of knowledge.

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Marc Micozzi

Marc Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D., (born October 27, 1953) is a physician specializing in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), a medical anthropologist and an epidemiologist.

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Marcia C. Inhorn

Marcia Claire Inhorn is a medical anthropologist and William K. Lanman Jr.

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Margaret Lock

Margaret Lock (born 1936) is a distinguished Canadian medical anthropologist, known for her publications in connection with an anthropology of the body and embodiment, comparative epistemologies of medical knowledge and practice, and the global impact of emerging biomedical technologies.

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Maziar Ashrafian Bonab


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Medical Anthropology (journal)

Medical Anthropology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering medical anthropology published by Routledge.

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Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Medical Anthropology Quarterly (MAQ) is an international peer-reviewed academic journal published for the Society for Medical Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association, by Wiley-Blackwell.

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Medical humanities

Medical humanities is an interdisciplinary field of medicine which includes the humanities (literature, philosophy, ethics, history and religion), social science (anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health geography) and the arts (literature, theater, film, and visual arts) and their application to medical education and practice.

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Medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

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Merrill Singer

Merrill Singer (b. October 6, 1950 McKeesport, PA, USA) is a medical anthropologist and professor in Anthropology at The University of Connecticut and in Community Medicine at The University of Connecticut Health Center.

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Michael Korovkin

Michael Korovkin (born December 28, 1948 in Russia) is a socio-cultural anthropologist, novelist and poet.

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Michael Savage

Michael Alan Weiner (born March 31, 1942), better known by his professional name Michael Savage, is an American radio host, author, activist, nutritionist, and conservative political commentator.

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Michael Tan

Michael Lim Tan, DVM, PhD (born 1952) is a Filipino medical anthropologist, veterinarian, writer, and academic who is the current Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Diliman.

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Michael Taussig

Michael Taussig (born 3 April 1940 in Sydney) is an Australian anthropologist, born in Sydney of German and Czech/Jewish ancestral parents.

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Montefiore Residency Program in Social Medicine

The Montefiore Residency Program in Social Medicine is one of the oldest primary care training programs in the United States.

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Murder of Annie Le

The murder of Annie Le occurred September 8, 2009, on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

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Myron Rolle

Myron Rolle (born October 30, 1986) is a Bahamian American former football safety.

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Nancy Romero-Daza

Nancy Romero-Daza is a medical anthropologist with an appointment as associate professor at the University of South Florida.

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Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Nancy Scheper-Hughes (born 1944 in New York City) is a professor of Anthropology and director of the program in Medical Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Neuro-linguistic programming

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s.

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Nina Etkin

Nina Lilian Etkin (June 13, 1948 – January 26, 2009) was an anthropologist and biologist.

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A nocebo effect is said to occur when negative expectations of the patient regarding a treatment cause the treatment to have a more negative effect than it otherwise would have.

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Nora Groce

Nora Ellen Groce, PhD is an anthropologist, global health expert and Director of the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre at University College London.

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Ogobara Doumbo

Ogobara Doumbo (1 January 1956 – 9 June 2018) was a Malian medical researcher at the University of Mali.

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Outline of anthropology

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to anthropology: Anthropology – study of humanity.

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Outline of social science

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to social science: Social science – branch of science concerned with society and human behaviors.

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Pamela Erickson

Pamela Irene Erickson (born 12 April 1951) is a medical anthropologist.

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Paul Farmer

Paul Edward Farmer (born October 26, 1959) is an American anthropologist and physician who is best known for his humanitarian work providing suitable health care to rural and under-resourced areas in developing countries, beginning in Haiti.

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A physician, medical practitioner, medical doctor, or simply doctor is a professional who practises medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.

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Pooran Chand Joshi


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Robert A. Rubinstein

Robert A. Rubinstein (born 1951) is a cultural anthropologist whose work bridges the areas of political and medical anthropology, and the history and theory of the discipline.

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Robert Corruccini

Robert Spencer Corruccini (born May 21, 1949) is an American anthropologist, distinguished professor, Smithsonian Institution Research Fellow, Human Biology Council Fellow (now the Human Biology Association), and the 1994 Outstanding Scholar at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

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Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is a long-established anthropological organisation, with a global membership.

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Rudolf Virchow Award

The Rudolf Virchow Awards are annual American awards in anthropology.

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Santander Department

Santander is a department of Colombia.

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Seamus Metress

Seamus Metress (born 1933) is a professor of anthropology at the University of Toledo, Ohio.

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Seth M. Holmes

Seth M. Holmes (born 1975) is the Martin Sisters Endowed Chair Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health at the University of California Berkeley.

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Setha Low

Setha Low is a former president of the American Anthropological Association, a professor in environmental psychology, and the director of the Public Space Research Group at the City University of New York.

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Shirley Lindenbaum

Shirley Lindenbaum is notable for her medical anthropological work on kuru in Papua New Guinea, HIV/AIDS in the United States of America, and cholera in Bangladesh.

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Social anthropology

Social anthropology or anthroposociology is the dominant constituent of anthropology throughout the United Kingdom and Commonwealth and much of Europe (France in particular), where it is distinguished from cultural anthropology.

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Social determinants of health

The social determinants of health are linked to the economic and social conditions and their distribution among the population that influence individual and group differences in health status.

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Social epidemiology

While epidemiology is "the study of the distribution and determinants of states of health in populations", social epidemiology is "that branch of epidemiology concerned with the way that social structures, institutions, and relationships influence health." This research includes "both specific features of, and pathways by which, societal conditions affect health".

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Social medicine

The field of social medicine seeks to implement social care through.

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Stein Institute for Research on Aging

Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging (Stein Institute for Research on Aging) is a non-profit, multidisciplinary research institute at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine located in La Jolla, California.

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Structural violence

Structural violence is a term commonly ascribed to Johan Galtung, which he introduced in the article "Violence, Peace, and Peace Research" (1969).

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Susan E. Brown

Susan E. Brown, Ph.D., is a medical anthropologist and certified nutritionist, and two-time Fulbright scholar, recognized as a leader in the study and practice of using holistic and non-pharmacological interventions in the treatment of osteoporosis.

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A syndemic or synergistic epidemic is the aggregation of two or more concurrent or sequential epidemics or disease clusters in a population with biological interactions, which exacerbate the prognosis and burden of disease.

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures is a 1997 book by Anne Fadiman that chronicles the struggles of a Hmong refugee family from Houaysouy, Sainyabuli Province, Laos,Fadiman.

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Traditional medicine

Traditional medicine (also known as indigenous or folk medicine) comprises medical aspects of traditional knowledge that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine.

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Viktor von Weizsäcker

Viktor Freiherr von Weizsäcker (21 April 1886 in Stuttgart – 9 January 1957 in Heidelberg) was a German physician and physiologist.

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Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation," although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power" in its definition expands on the conventional understanding of the word.

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Virginia Gutiérrez de Pineda

Virginia Gutiérrez de Pineda (November 4, 1921, El Socorro, Santander-September 2, 1999, Bogotá) was a Colombian anthropologist who pioneered work on Colombian family and medical anthropology.

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William Abel Caudill

William Abel Caudill (September 28, 1920 - March 24, 1972) was an applied medical anthropologist.

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Wilton M. Krogman

Wilton Marion Krogman (June 28, 1903 – November 4, 1987) was an American anthropologist.

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Wolfson Research Institute

The Wolfson Research Institute is a multi-disciplinary research institute at Durham University in England.

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Wulf Schiefenhövel

Wulf Schiefenhövel (born 2 October 1943) is a German medical anthropologist.

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1944 in science

The year 1944 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

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