The geography of madness

penis thieves, voodoo death, and the search for the meaning of the world"s strangest syndromes
  • 241 Pages
  • 1.95 MB
  • 7612 Downloads
  • English
by
Ethnopsychology, Ethnology, Transcultural Psychiatry, Human geography, Medical anthrop
StatementFrank Bures
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN320 .B79 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 241 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27212328M
ISBN 101612193722
ISBN 139781612193724
LC Control Number2016001435
OCLC/WorldCa945169708

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