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Lowe, Henry I.; Mansingh, Ajai
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Natural Products Institute
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Jamaica's ethnomedicine: Its potential in the health care system
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Utilization of natural products in Developing Countries: Trends and needs edited by Ajai Mansingh, Ajai, Donald E Young, Donald E. , Trevor H.Yee, Rupija Delgoda, Dwight E. Robinson,Dwight E., Errol Y. Morrison, Henry I.Lowe.
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Kingston, Jamaica
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The Natural Products Institute
Date of Publication
2002
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47-52
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Abstract
Presents an overview of the Jamaican ethnomedical practices, ranging from aeteology, sociology, diagnosis and treatment, is presented. Underscores the need for an interdisciplinary approach, involving sociologists, ethnomedical practitioners, medical doctors and regulatory authorities, to health-care programmes in the island . Argues that the supernatural (spiritual and occult) practices have received little attention by biomedical practitioners and their role in the health care system is yet to be fully explored.Proposes a plan for the holistic development of ethnomedicine in Jamaica.....
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