Medicine and Morality in Haiti

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Medicine and Morality in Haiti

By Paul Brodwin

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Medicine and morality in rural Haiti are shaped both by different local religious traditions and by biomedical and folk medical practices. People who become ill may seek treatment from Western doctors but also from herbalists and religious healers. This study examines the logic behind these choices, and the moral issues where suffering is associated with guilt, but where different, sometimes conflicting, ethical systems coexist.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Anthropology -> Cultural Anthropology

Medicine and Morality in Haiti
The Contest for Healing Power
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 9/13/96
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511822421
ISBN 13: 9780511822421
Print ISBN: 9780521575430

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