Medical anthropology and history: what to read next?
August 22, 2013 1:11 PM Subscribe
I'm about to finish The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
. Before that, I read Nancy Scheper-Hughes' Death Without Weeping
. What's next?
posted by oinopaponton to society & culture (8 answers total) 52 users marked this as a favorite
I am teaching myself about medical anthropology and loved the two books mentioned above because they say a lot about the physical, emotional, economic and social impacts of clashes between non-Western or folk medicine/diagnoses and Western medicine while still being great reads. What other books do the same sort of thing?
I've seen this thread
and am poking around it, but I'm less interested in the history of scientific development and more interested in healthcare culture clashes. Bonus points for anything written about more distant history (19th century would be awesome, something earlier even more so).