Understanding kuru: the contribution of anthropology and medicine

  title={Understanding kuru: the contribution of anthropology and medicine},
  author={Shirley Lindenbaum},
  booktitle={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
To understand kuru and solve the problems of its cause and transmission required the integration of knowledge from both anthropological and medical research. Anthropological studies elucidated the origin and spread of kuru, the local mortuary practices of endocannibalism, the social effects of kuru, the life of women and child-rearing practices, the kinship… CONTINUE READING

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