1. Introduction to the Series. 2. Table of Contents. 3. About the Contributors. 4. Introduction. 5. Continuity, Change, and Challenge in African Medicine. 6. Medicine in Ancient Egypt. 7. Medicine in Ancient China. 8. Ayurveda. 9. Cultural Perspectives on Traditional Tibetan Medicine. 10. Traditional Thai Medicine. 11. Oriental Medicine in Korea. 12. Globalization and Cultures of Biomedicine: Japan and NorthAmerica. 13. Traditional Aboriginal Health Practice in Australia. 14. When Healing Cultures Collide: A Case from the Pacific. 15. Native American Medicine: Herbal Pharmacology, Therapies, and Elder Care. 16. Lords of the Medicine Bag: Medical Science and Traditional Practice in Ancient Peru and South America. 17. Medicine in Ancient Mesoamerica. 18. Healing Relationships in the African Caribbean. 19. Medicine in Ancient Hebrew and Jewish Cultures. 20. Islamic Medicines: Perspectives on the Greek Legacy in the History of Islamic Medical Traditions in West Asia. 21. Chinese and Western Medicine. 22. Religion and Medicine. 23. The Relation Between Medical States and Soul Beliefs among Tribal Peoples.
This work deals with the medical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan medicine, the book includes essays on comparing Chinese and western medicine and religion and medicine. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography.