Book ID: CBB001551723

Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (2014)

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Dinges, Martin (Author)


Steiner


Publication Date: 2014
Physical Details: 250 pp.; ill.
Language: English

Medical Pluralism is by now recognized as a reality in many countries. Studies, however, bringing together anthropologists and historians working on this subject are still rare. A comparative view on Germany and India with their different patterns of institutionalisation of medical pluralism is particularly rewarding. This volume focuses on practices starting with the story of a Transsylvanian lay healer who functioned in Lahore as a cultural broker. Indigenising of homoeopathy in Bengal shows a particular mode of appropriation. Patients and their choices are considered for the late 19th and late 20th century Germany and in present day India. In addition to the practices of lay healers as health care providers in Bengal and in Indian slums, independent General Practitioners and physicians working in the public health care system are analysed too. A case study of an Indian hospital shows a pragmatic way to introduce medical pluralism into a modern "allopathic" institution. The political debate on medical pluralism e.g. in the German Reichstag in the beginning of the 20th century is also one of the topics. The book concludes with a theoretical reflection on the concept of medical pluralism

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Review Bhattacharya, Jayanta (2014) Review of "Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010)". Indian Journal of History of Science (pp. 473-480). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter Waisse, Silvia (2014) East Meets West: Johann M. Honigberger and Medical Pluralism through the Eyes of a 19th Century Transylvanian Saxon in India. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 31-53). unapi

Chapter Dinges, Martin (2014) Introduction. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 7-31). unapi

Chapter Das, Shinjini (2014) Innovating Indigeneity, Reforming Domesticity: Nationalising Homeopathy in Colonial Bengal. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 53-71). unapi

Chapter Sharma, Avi (2014) Rethinking Asymmetries in the Marketplace: Medical Pluralism in Germany, 1869--1910. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 71-85). unapi

Chapter Manchanda, Ameeta R. (2014) A Homeopathic Clinic in a Multispeciality Hospital: Reflections from Practice. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 85-91). unapi

Chapter Manchand, Raj Kumar; Verma, Surender Kumar; Chhatre, Leena V.; Kaur, Harleen (2014) Homeopathy in Urban Primary Healthcare Units of the Delhi Government: An Assessment. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 91-105). unapi

Chapter Naraindas, Harish (2014) Nosopolitics: Epistemic Mangling and the Creolization of Contemporary Ayurveda. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 105-137). unapi

Chapter Dusausoit, Hugues (2014) The Quest for Another Recognition: Ethnography of an Homeopath in Tamil Nadu. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 137-149). unapi

Chapter Baschin, Marion (2014) The Patients' Choice: How and Why Sick People Used Homeopathy in 19th Century Munster. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 149-167). unapi

Chapter Tewari, Rahul; Valavan, Ramachandran (2014) Patients' Trend in Choosing the Homeopathic Medical System in India. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 167-183). unapi

Chapter Eisele, Philipp (2014) Medical Pluralism and the Patients' Perspective in Germany: Letters to “Natur Und Median” (1992--2000). In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 183-203). unapi

Chapter Barua, Nupur (2014) Medical Pluralism in a Slum in Delhi: Global Medicine in a Local Garb?. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 203-217). unapi

Chapter Soman, Krishna (2014) Pluralism, Popularity and Propaganda: Narratives of Lay Practices of Homeopathy in India. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 217-245). unapi

Chapter Sax, William (2014) Looking Behind and Ahead. In: Medical Pluralism and Homoeopathy in India and Germany (1810--2010) (pp. 245-249). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Iaria, Antonino
Scalise, Maria Grazia
Tagliacozzi, Bruno
Harrison, Mark
Baschin, Marion
Hassan, G.
Journals
Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Indian Journal of History of Science
Gesnerus
Technology and Culture
Medical History
Publishers
Routledge
Edizioni Universitarie Romane
Lexington Books
Orient BlackSwan
State University of New York Press
University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy
Concepts
Medicine
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Medicine, ayurvedic
Colonialism
Homeopathy
Great Britain, colonies
People
Bönninghausen, Clemens Maria Franz von
Hahnemann, Christian Friedrich Samuel
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
21st century
Places
India
Germany
Africa
Egypt
Japan
Vietnam
Institutions
International Red Cross
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