Book ID: CBB001421878

Singsings, Sutures and Sorcery: A 50 Year Experience in Papua New Guinea, a Dokta at Large in the Land of the Unexpected (2012)


Radford, Anthony J. (Author)

Mosaic Press

Publication Date: 2012
Physical Details: xxv + 371 pp.; ill.; maps
Language: English

This story begins in the late 1950s, when as a medical student the author is dropped into an isolated enclave of Europeans surrounded by mountains in the Central Highlands of new Guinea. Four years later, he returns, going on to establish comprehensive training programmes in rural medicine, while serving as the only doctor for 50,000 people. After a decade, he leaves PNG, returning on numerous occasions as a consultant ove the next 40 years.

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Authors & Contributors
Schayegh, Cyrus
Wailoo, Keith A.
Ragab, Ahmed
Ghilchik, Margaret
Laveaga, Gabriela Soto
Sousa, Amandia Braga Lima
History of Psychiatry
Health and History
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
Texas A and M University
Texas A&M University
Princeton University
Duke University Press
Indigenous peoples; indigeneity
Physicians; doctors
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Medicine and society
Public health
Personal narratives
Thunberg, Carl Peter
Linnaeus, Carolus
Lambo, Thomas Adeoye
Time Periods
20th century, late
19th century
20th century
21st century
18th century
Edo Era (Japan, 1603-1868)
Papua New Guinea
United States
Royal College of Surgeons, London
Uppsala Universitet

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