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Culture, Health and Illness

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0105164a (Published 01 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:0105164a
  1. Carolyn Rubens, fourth year medical student1
  1. 1Guy's, King's and St Thomas's Hospitals Medical School

How much do we fully understand the clinical importance of cultural and social factors in illness, health, and the delivery of health care? In what sense can health problems be understood in terms of their cultural and social settings? This is the scope of the relatively young discipline of medical anthropology to which this book gives a comprehensive introduction. The book has wide application and will interest all those thinking of working abroad or going on electives. But it will also be useful …

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