Book Volume 14 1989

A Continuing Trial of Treatment

Medical Pluralism in Papua New Guinea


ISBN: 978-0-7923-0078-6 (Print) 978-94-009-2731-5 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-33

    Patterns of Continuity and Change

  3. Chapter

    Pages 35-68

    Infection, Innovation and Residence: Illness and Misfortune in the Torricelli Foothills from 1800

  4. Chapter

    Pages 69-93

    Western Medicine and the Continuity of Belief: The Maisin of Collingwood Bay, Oro Province

  5. Chapter

    Pages 95-114

    Doktas and Shamans Among the Sambia of Papua New Guinea

  6. Chapter

    Pages 115-139

    Illness and Ideology: Aspects of Health Care on Goodenough Island

  7. Chapter

    Pages 141-154

    Health Care and Medical Pluralism: Cases from Mount Hagen

  8. Chapter

    Pages 155-180

    The Place of Western Medicine in Ponam Theories of Health and Illness

  9. Chapter

    Pages 181-198

    The Amele and Dr Braun: A History of Early Experience with Western Medicine in Papua New Guinea

  10. Chapter

    Pages 199-215

    Medical Pluralism Among the Yangoru Boiken

  11. Chapter

    Pages 217-247

    The Doctor and the Curer: Medical Theory and Practice in Kove

  12. Chapter

    Pages 249-275

    Gender in the Diet and Health of the Wopkaimin

  13. Chapter

    Pages 277-294

    Complementarity in Medical Treatment in a West New Britain Society

  14. Chapter

    Pages 295-310

    Modernity and Medicine Among the Maring

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 311-335