Differences between Kallawaya-Andean and Greek-European humoral theory.

@article{Bastien1989DifferencesBK,
  title={Differences between Kallawaya-Andean and Greek-European humoral theory.},
  author={J. W. Bastien},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          45-51
        }
}
  • J. W. Bastien
  • Published 1989
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
Kallawaya Andeans and Classic Greeks have a humoral epistemology based on analogical thinking and systems of correspondence, but they are culturally different systems. This does not imply that the latter system derived from the earlier but rather than Andeans and Greeks emphasized the relationship of body and humors to climate and land. Ethnographic data indicates that Kallawaya Andeans have a topographical-hydraulic model for understanding the physiology of their bodies. This differs from… Expand
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