• Mark Nichter
Part of the Culture, Illness, and Healing book series (CIHE, volume 15)


A Swahili proverb states that one can not see the soles of one’s feet while walking. In addition to assisting those in international health develop health programs which make sense in context, anthropology facilitates reflexivity. I would like to end on this note by recounting a short field vignette.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Nichter
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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