Sources of illness and healing in South Asian regional literatures

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Published by South Asia Institute, Dept. of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health-Dept. of Indology, Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany .

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  • Asia

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  • Medicine, Oriental -- Congresses.,
  • Medical anthropology -- Asia -- Congresses.,
  • Medicine, Oriental -- History -- Sources -- Congresses.,
  • Medical anthropology -- Asia -- History -- Sources -- Congresses.

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Includes bibliographies.

Book details

Statementedited by Beatrix Pfleiderer and Günther D. Sontheimer.
SeriesSouth Asian digest of regional writing ;, vol. 8 (1979), South Asian digest of regional writing ;, v. 8.
ContributionsPfleiderer, Beatrix., Sontheimer, Günther-Dietz.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsR581 .S68 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 120 p. :
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2286849M
ISBN 103515039406
LC Control Number86154252

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