PreEntryWeek2 - Pre-Class Week 02 The article by Murray...

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Unformatted text preview: Pre-Class: Week 02 The article by Murray Last discusses the medical practices in Africa and touches on traditional medicine vs. practical medicine. He opens the piece by asking how much one knows about medical culture. He later discusses how this not knowing is what is allowing for the disappearance of traditional medicine. In the piece he concludes that traditional medicine is disappearing because of my different factors. The lack of set ideas and the language surrounding traditional medicine is what is causing this type of medical system to disappear. Key Words: Hierarchy, ethno-ecology, medical culture, secrets. Feierman’s article discusses different types of healers within Africa culture that are essentially competing with one another. He introduces the piece by discussing the professionalization of medicine. This process, as he discusses, involves control over medical resources and having medicine....
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