Salute e Malatta Indirizzi e propettive

  • 1997 - 319 pages - 1 Volumes
  • Auteurs : Antonio Guerci
  • Edition : Geneva, erga edizioni
  • Langues : Anglais, Français, Italien
  • Mot-clés : Ethnomédecine, Ethnopharmacologie

Description :

For four days the city of Genoa (Italy) hosted over 5 scholars from 60 different countries convening for the 3rd European Colloquium of Ethnopharmacology (after Metz and Heidelberg) and the 1st International Conference of Anthropology and History of Health and Disease.
The scientists, who work in countless fields of research using the most diverse methodological approaches (medicine, pharmacology, anthropology, botany, ethnology, history, philology, sociology, psychology, geography, philosophy and the like), gave an up-to-date eclectique and « polyphonic » picture of the most recent developments in the various disciplines with regard to the subjects proposed. The latter were particularly vast, and not by chance : in the near future, in fact, the health-care strategies of the different populations are bound to become an essential heritage common to the whole world.
In the present volume are gathered the Magisterial Lectures given by eminent scholars working in seemingly distant disciplines : from the history of science to field ethnopharmacology, from the current interpretations of the concepts of health and disease to the political and social prospects about a global future – everything contributes to drawing a unitary picture of the present and future situation at the service of humankind’s welfare.