The Context of Medicines in Developing Countries

Studies in Pharmaceutical Anthropology

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ISBN: 978-94-010-7722-4 (Print) 978-94-009-2713-1 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-11

      Medicines in Context: An Introduction

  3. The Transaction of Medicines

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-16

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      Pages 19-46

      Commercial Pharmaceutical Medicine and Medicalization: A Case Study from El Salvador

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      Pages 47-56

      Traditional Practitioners and Western Pharmaceuticals in Sri Lanka

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      Pages 57-79

      Medicines and Rural Health Services: An Experiment in the Dominican Republic

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      Pages 81-106

      Buying Drugs in Addis Ababa: A Quantitative Analysis

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      Pages 107-129

      Casi Como Doctor’: Pharmacists and Their Clients in a Mexican Urban Context

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      Pages 131-148

      The Articulation of Formal and Informal Medicine Distribution in South Cameroon

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      Pages 149-172

      The Rise of the Modern Jamu Industry in Indonesia: A Preliminary Overview

  4. The Meaning of Medicines

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-176

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      Pages 179-197

      Culture and Pharmaceutics: Some Epistemological Observations on Pharmacological Systems in Ancient Europe and Medieval China

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      Pages 199-215

      The Use of Herbal and Biomedical Pharmaceuticals on Mauritius

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      Pages 217-233

      The Power of Medicines in East Africa

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      Pages 235-252

      Traditional Medication at Pregnancy and Childbirth in Madura, Indonesia

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      Pages 253-276

      The Reinterpretation and Distribution of Western Pharmaceuticals: An Example from the Mende of Sierra Leone

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      Pages 277-288

      Cultural Meanings of Oral Rehydration Salts in Jamaica

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      Pages 289-298

      Penicillin: An Ancient Ayurvedic Medicine

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      Pages 299-326

      Cultural Constructions of Efficacy

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 327-327

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      Pages 329-366

      Pharmaceutical Anthropology: Perspectives for Research and Application

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 367-393