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The Folk Illness Called Susto

Folk Aspects of the Illness

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The Culture-Bound Syndromes

Part of the book series: Culture, Illness, and Healing ((CIHE,volume 7))

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Susto is a condition which, though unrecognized by cosmopolitan medicine, is remarkably widespread throughout many societies in Latin America. Susto has been reported from Guatemala (Adams and Rubel 1967;Gillin 1956; Logan 1979); Colombia (Leon 1963; Seijas 1972); Argentina (Palma 1973; Palma and Torres Vildoza 1974); Peru (Bolton 1981;Chiappe Costa 1979;Gillin 1947;Salby Rosas 1958; Stein 1981); Mexico (Adams and Rubel 1967; Alvarez and Lavana 1977; Kearney 1969; O’Nell and Selby 1968; Uzzell 1974; Vogt 1969); and from Mexican-Americans residing in the United States (Clark 1959; Kiev 1968; Madsen 1964; Rubel 1960; Saunders 1954 and Trotter and Chavira 1981,83).

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Rubel, A.J., O’nell, C.W., Collado, R. (1985). The Folk Illness Called Susto . In: Simons, R.C., Hughes, C.C. (eds) The Culture-Bound Syndromes. Culture, Illness, and Healing, vol 7. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-5251-5_31

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