Indigenous medicine among the bedouin in the Middle East

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Modern medicine has penetrated Bedouin tribes in the course of rapid urbanization and education, but when serious illnesses strike, particularly in the case of incurable diseases, even educated people turn to traditional medicine for a remedy. Over the course of 30 years, the author gathered data on traditional Bedouin medicine among pastoral-nomadic, semi-nomadic, and settled tribes. Based on interviews with healers, clients, and other active participants in treatments, this book will contribute to renewed thinking about a synthesis between traditional and modern medicine - to their reciprocal enrichment.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages232
ISBN (Electronic)9781782386902
ISBN (Print)9781782386896, 9781789208511
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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