Table of contents for Social lives of medicines / Susan Reynolds Whyte, Sjaak van der Geest, Anita Hardon.


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Part I. Introduction: 1. An anthropology of materia medica
Part II. The Consumers: 2. Mothers and children: the efficacies of drugs
3. Villagers and local remedies: the symbolic nature of medicines
4. Women in distress: medicines for control
5. Sceptical consumers: doubts about medicines
Part III. The Providers: 6. Drug vendors and their market: the commodification of health
7. Pharmacists as doctors: bridging the sectors of health care
8. Injectionists: the attraction of technology
9. Prescribing physicians: medicines as communication
Part IV. The Strategists: 10. Manufacturers: scientific claims, commercial aims
11. Health planners: making and contesting drug policy
Part V. Conclusion: 12. Anthropologists and the sociality of medicines.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Materia medica Social aspects, Medical anthropology