Suburban Shaman by Cecil Helman

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Dr Helman provides a rare insight into the life and encounters of an unusual family doctor — who is also an anthropologist. Like shamans and other traditional doctors, he looks at illness in a wider personal and social context, considering elements beyond the purely physical in the treatment of his patients. This book takes the reader on a series of journeys through the different worlds of doctors and patients — from medical school in South Africa during the darkest days of apartheid, via ship’s doctoring in the Mediterranean, to a spell doing research at Harvard Medical School in the USA, encounters with shamans and folk healers in different countries, and the practice of family medicine in various parts of London and surrounding towns. Introduction by Dr Glenn Colquhoun, bestselling author of Playing God. About the Author Cecil Helman was born in South Africa into a family of doctors. He is the author of several books of poetry, a book of essays, and Culture, Health and Illness, which is used in 42 countries This Steele Roberts Paperback is in Mint condition.

ISBN: 9781877448010 SKU: 395255 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.