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We think we know what healers do: they build on patients' irrational beliefs and treat them in a 'symbolic' way. If they get results, it's thanks to their capacity to listen, rather than any influence on a clinical level. At the same time, we also think we know what modern medicine is: a highly technical and rational process, but one that scarcely listens to patients at all. In this book, ethnopsychiatrist Tobie Nathan and philosopher Isabelle Stengers argue that this commonly posed opposition between traditional and ...

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    • Title: Doctors and Healers by Tobie Nathan; Isabelle Stengers
    • Publisher: Polity
    • Print ISBN: 9781509521869, 1509521860
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    • Edition: 2018 1st edition
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