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Schmerz als interdisziplinärer Forschungsgegenstand: Der Schmerzbegriff in Viktor von Weizsäckers medizinischer Anthropologie und seine Bedeutung in der ärztlichen Praxis

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Book Series: EUKLID : Europäische Kultur und Ideengeschichte. Studien ISSN: 18675018 ISBN: 9783866449541 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: XIV, 283 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000031359 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Philosophy
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This study considers pain as at once both a medical and cultural phenomenon. It takes as starting point the essays and lectures of Viktor von Weizsäcker, who undertook in his Medical Anthropology to highlight this phenomenon.The central objective of the present investigation is the contemporary significance which may be assigned to the historical conceptions of pain developed in Weizsäcker’s Medical Anthropology – against the background of current findings in physiological and biotechnical pain rearch. This throws open the question of the boundaries of the conceptions at the core of Medical Anthropology.

Kiistellyt tiet terveyteen: Parantamisen monimuotoisuus globaalihistoriassa

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Book Series: Historiallisia Tutkimuksia ISBN: 9789522228406 9789522229083 9789522228796 Year: Pages: 356 DOI: 10.21435/ht.273 Language: Finnish
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Kirjastokonsortio Aleksandria
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Public Health --- Ethnology --- History
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"Health and healing have been central concerns throughout human history. Individuals and societies have devised multiple ways to health. Healing practices have often been linked to questions of knowledge, power, politics, and morals. The limits of acceptable healing have been contested by men and women, priests and doctors, elites and commoners, indigenous peoples and colonialists. Successful healers have sometimes been labeled as witches, quacks, or dangerous political agitators. The contributions in this volume concentrate on healing in global history with case studies about Finland, southern Asia and Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and North America. They discuss medical pluralism and consider the arguments for and against individual healers and different healing systems. The authors focus on the popularity of medical systems, the appropriation and adoption of healing practices in cross-cultural contexts, and the prohibition of certain forms of healing.
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Medicina e scienza dell’uomo: Paul-Joseph Barthez e la Scuola di Montpellier

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Book Series: Scuola delle Scienze Umane e Sociali. Quaderni ISSN: 2499-4774 ISBN: 9788868870140 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 626 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-014-0 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This book focuses on the new anthropology elaborated by the physicians-philosophers of Montpellier in the second half of the 18th century, in particular, Paul-Joseph Barthez (1734-1806). In the wake of scepticism and empiricism, Barthez plans a science of man which rests upon physiological foundations and assimilates the respective resources of medicine and philosophical reflection. This essay first reconstructs the historical-cultural context in which the author’s writings came into being; second, it examines the texts in which its science of man takes shape, by highlighting the methodology, conceptual tools and theoretical implications.

Impotent Warriors

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ISBN: 9781845455262 9781785336591 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101587
Subject: Biology
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From September 1990 to June 1991, the UK deployed 53,462 military personnel in the Gulf War. After the end of the conflict anecdotal reports of various disorders affecting troops who fought in the Gulf began to surface. This mysterious illness was given the name “Gulf War Syndrome” (GWS). This book is an investigation into this recently emergent illness, describing how the illness became a potent symbol for a plethora of issues, anxieties, and concerns. At present, the debate about GWS is polarized along two lines: there are those who think it is a unique, organic condition caused by Gulf War toxins and those who argue that it is probably a psychological condition that can be seen as part of a larger group of illnesses. With an anthropological focus on nuances and subtleties, the author provides a new approach to understanding GWS, one that makes sense of the cultural circumstances, specific and general, that gave rise to the illness.

Recovery, Renewal, Reclaiming: Anthropological Research toward Healing

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Book Series: Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings ISBN: 0986080306 9780986080302 Year: Volume: 43 Pages: vi, 197 DOI: 10.7290/V74Q7RW4 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Public Health
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