- The use of maggots in treating such ailments as open wounds is becoming more accepted as antibiotic-resistant bacteria is on the rise.
- An increasing prevalence of the disease __________ is attributed to the construction of high dams and irrigation in many parts of the world.
|high blood pressure|
- _______________ is a harmless medical treatment that should have no effect on a patient’s disease but actually improves his or her condition a s a result of the belief that it will help.
- According to Barrett (Leprosy on the Ganges), lepers travel to Varanasi because they believe the Ganges will cure their condition.
- With which of the following statements about Christianity and women’s lives on Pohnpei would Martha Ward agree?
|Women have found new positions of power within the Christian church, but otherwise Christianity has not affected their lives.|
|Pohnpeian women find most of the teachings of Christianity irrelevant to their lives.|
|Christianity had devalued Pohnpeian women.|
|Christianity has empowered Pohnpeian women in personal relationships and the public arena.|
- Medical anthropologists treat disease and illness as related but different concepts.
- According to Barrett (Leprosy on the Ganges), a man named Ram Dev asked Barrett to
|secure a place in a bathing ghat so he could wash his lesions in Ganges water.|
|cut him to make his leprosy-related lesions look worse.|
|help him find a place in a local ashram where there were other lepers.|
|none of the above|
|help him by securing the necessary drugs to cure him of leprosy.|
- The “New World Syndrome” (as explained in Nest in the Wind)
|consists of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.|
|includes cancer, alcoholism and domestic violence.|
|is found only in the Americas.|
|is curable only through biomedical intervention.|
- In a naturalistic medical system it is likely that illness would be attributed to spirit possession or bewitching.
- In the New Guinea Highlands, funerary practices that involved cannibalism caused many of the Fore people, mostly women, to suffer from __________ .
- Which of the following is NOT an example of an endemic disease?
|high blood pressure|
- Humoral healing systems are based on
|a combination of Western biomedicine and the use of local herbs and minerals.|
|the use of joking and telling funny stories to the patient.|
|the frequent holding of community dances to restore public harmony.|
|the use of prayer as the crucial path to healing.|
|a philosophy that seeks balance among various bodily fluids and forces.|
- Windigo Psychosis and koro are examples of
|culture-specific mental disorders.|
|diseases of development.|
|diseases of contact.|
- As learned in Nest in the Wind, the theoretical “thrifty gene” is thought to
|encourage people to reuse items in new contexts.|
|provide protection in times of famine.|
|assist people in making wise exchanges.|
|help control spending money needlessly.|
- In many areas of Latin America, people believe that a person suffers __________ when a nonmaterial essence from the body becomes detached during sleep or after suffering a fright.
- As learned in Nest in the Wind, in the past 30 years, the average life expectancy on Pohnpei has greatly declined.
- Modern medical doctors typically spend more time with their patients than traditional folk curers.
- According to Barrett (Leprosy on the Ganges), physical damage caused by leprosy
|can be healed by the six to nine month course of a three drug treatment.|
|is the result of trauma to the body’s nerve destroyed extremities.|
|is the result of self inflicted trauma by pain racked victims of the disease.|
|is the result of a bacterium that kills the cells in the extremities of its victim thus causing lesions.|
|occurs in the internal organs such as the liver, pancreas, and kidneys.|
- Cross-culturally there are literally thousands of substances used for the purposes of treating health problems. Using one of the ethnographic examples seen in the film “Taboo: Creature Cures,” explain the health problem, the cure, and the explanation for the cure’s efficacy.
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- According to Barrett (Leprosy on the Ganges), because it is treatable, leprosy is no longer stigmatized in India.
- Martha Ward believes that she and her team missed an important conclusion from their study, specifically that
|blood pressure rates were actually dropping with the introduction of labor saving devices such as clothes dryers and cars.|
|blood pressure rates had been steadily on the rise for years among men and women.|
|Micronesia should be a model for universal health care services.|
|Micronesia was at the brink of a massive health crisis.|