The heart of what's the matter. The semantics of illness in Iran.

@article{Good1977TheHO,
  title={The heart of what's the matter. The semantics of illness in Iran.},
  author={Byron J. Good},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  year={1977},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={25-58}
}
Our understanding of the psychosocial and cultural dimensions of disease and illness is limited not merely by a lack of empirical knowledge but also by an inadequate medical semantics. The empiricist theories of medical language commonly employed both by comparative ethnosemantic studies and by medical theory are unable to account for the integration of… CONTINUE READING