A Ethnographic Study of Medical Practices and Knoweledge in the Nahua Contest (Naupan, Puebla, Mexico)

Silvia Iorio


In the last thirty years, the improvement of biomedical acculturate had influenced the medical tradition of Nauha, in souther-eastern Mexico. The study analyses how the constituent elements of biomedical tradition are incorporated into new rhetorical, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, mixed with languages and symbols typical of local tradition.

Key words: Nahua Diagnostic categories Biomedical acculturation

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