Concepts and a model for the comparison of medical systems as cultural systems.

@article{Kleinman1978ConceptsAA,
  title={Concepts and a model for the comparison of medical systems as cultural systems.},
  author={Arthur M. Kleinman},
  journal={Social science \& medicine},
  year={1978},
  volume={12 2B},
  pages={
          85-95
        }
}
  • A. Kleinman
  • Published 1978
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Social science & medicine

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