Prof. Jean Jackson
This course examines how medicine is practiced cross-culturally, with particular emphasis on Western biomedicine. Students analyze medical practice as a cultural system, focusing on the human, as opposed to the biological, side of things. Also considered is how people in different cultures think of disease, health, body, and mind.
Jackson, Jean. 21A.215 Disease and Health: Culture, Society, and Ethics, Spring 2012. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/21a-215-disease-and-health-culture-society-and-ethics-spring-2012 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA