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Author Palmer, Steven Paul.
Title From popular medicine to medical populism : doctors, healers, and public power in Costa Rica, 1800-1940 / Steven Palmer.
Published Durham : Duke University Press, c2003.
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 Floor4  R471.C8 P35 2003    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 329 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-318) and index.
Contents Healers before doctors -- First doctors, licensed empirics, and the new politics of practice -- The formation of a biomedical vanguard -- Conventional practice : new science, old art, persistent heterogeneity -- Other healers : survival, revival, and public endorsement -- Midwives of the republic -- Hookworm disease and the popularization of biomedical practice -- The magician versus the monopolists : the popular medical eclecticism of Professor Carbell -- Medical populism : Dr. Calderón Guardia and the foundations of social security.
Subject Medicine -- Costa Rica -- History.
Traditional medicine -- Costa Rica -- History.
Social medicine -- Costa Rica -- History.
ISBN 0822330474 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822330121 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 50080306