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Medical Anthropology

Guide to databases, journals, background information, and other sources related to medical anthropology.

Background on Anthropology

These reference works offer reliable background information on anthropological thought and methods. Check the reference lists at the end of relevant entries for citations to books, articles, and other materials on your topic.


The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology offers a more detailed overview of topics within medical anthropology. But you can also use the medical anthropology entries in general anthropological encyclopedias to identify major scholars and areas of interest.