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Failure of Treatment / Book Review
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  • Terence E. Hays, Rhode Island College
Document Type
Book Review
Department (Manual Entry)
Dept. of Anthropology
Date of Original Version

This is an extraordinary book, and one that I believe is unique in the literature of medical anthropology. Inspired by Victor Turner's "social drama, the extended case method" (p. 3), Gilbert Lewis presents "the ethnography of an illness" (p. 1), a detailed—sometimes day-by-day—account of a protracted illness suffered by Dauwaras, a Gnau-speaking man of the upper Sepik River in Papua New Guinea.

Citation Information
Terence E. Hays. "Failure of Treatment / Book Review" (2003)
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