The layperson's perception of medicine as perspective into the utilization of multiple therapy systems in the Indian context.

  • Matt Nichter
  • Published 1980 in Social science & medicine. Medical anthropology

Abstract

Lay perceptions of medicine in a village in South India are discussed in terms of their influence on the utilization of the available alternative therapy systems: cosmopolitan, professional ayurvedic, traditional ayurvedic, and folk practitioners. Villagers seeking medical help focus on the types of medicines and paraphernalia exhibited in medical shops… (More)

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@article{Nichter1980TheLP, title={The layperson's perception of medicine as perspective into the utilization of multiple therapy systems in the Indian context.}, author={Matt Nichter}, journal={Social science & medicine. Medical anthropology}, year={1980}, volume={14B 4}, pages={225-33} }