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Author Palmer, Steven Paul
Title From popular medicine to medical populism : doctors, healers, and public power in Costa Rica, 1800-1940 / Steven Palmer
Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, 2003
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  R471.C8 P35 2003    AVAILABLE    30520020594553
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  R471.C8 P176 2003    AVAILABLE    30530000435362
Descript xiv, 329 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-318) and index
Healers before doctors -- First doctors, licensed empirics, and the new politics of practice -- The formation of a biomedical vanguard -- Conventional practice : new science, old art, and persistent heterogeneity -- Other healers : survival, revival, and public endorsement -- Midwives of the republic -- Hookworm disease and the popularization of biomedical practice -- The magician versus the monopolists : the popular medical eclecticism of Professor Carbell -- Medical populism : Dr. Calderón Guardia and the foundations of social security
Subject Medicine -- Costa Rica -- History
Traditional medicine -- Costa Rica -- History
Social medicine -- Costa Rica -- History
History of Medicine, 19th Cent. -- Costa Rica
History of Medicine, 20th Cent. -- Costa Rica
Faith Healing -- history -- Costa Rica
Health Services -- history -- Costa Rica
Physicians -- history -- Costa Rica
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