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The quest for therapy in Lower Zaire / John M. Janzen, with the collaboration of William Arkinstall ; foreword by Charles Leslie.

; Arkinstall, William
Berkeley : University of California Press, [1978] .
ISBN 9780520032958, 0520032950

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Other Authors Arkinstall, William.
Subjects Alternative medicine -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Alternative medicine.
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Ethnomédecine -- Congo (République démocratique)
Kongo (African people)
Kongo (Demokratische Republik)
Kongo (Peuple d'Afrique) -- Médecine.
Kongo (volk)
Medicine -- Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Medicine, Traditional -- Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Medische antropologie.
Médecines parallèles -- Congo (République démocratique)
Therapeutics -- Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Volksmedizin.
Series Comparative studies of health systems and medical care ; no. 1.
Description xxii, 266 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-257) and index.
Summary "In this book, Dr. John M. Janzen describes patterns of healing among the BaKongo of Lower Zaire in Africa, who, like many peoples elsewhere, utilize cosmopolitan medicine alongside traditional healing practices. What criteria, he asks, determine the choice of the alternative therapies? And what is their institutional interrelationship? In seeking answers, he analyzes case histories and cultural contexts to explore what social transactions, decisionmaking, illness and therapy classifications, and resource allocations are used in the choice of therapy by the ill, their kinfolk, friends, asociates, and specialized practitioners."--Publisher description (LoC).
Geographic Area Congo (Democratic Republic)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3897798
(OCoLC)ocm03897798
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WorldCat Identities Janzen, John M.
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