Medical Anthropology

Featured project: Contagion: historical views of diseases and epidemics, Harvard Library Open Collections Program

Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics is a digital library collection that brings a unique set of resources from Harvard’s libraries to Internet users everywhere. Offering valuable insights to students of the history of medicine and to researchers seeking an historical context for current epidemiology, the collection contributes to the understanding of the global, social–history, and public–policy implications of disease. Contagion is also a unique social–history resource for students of many ages and disciplines.

Example of a record from Anthropological Literature:

Politics of disease control: yellow fever and race in nineteenth century Rio de Janeiro 

Author(s): Chalhoub, Sidney
Subject(s): Yellow fever -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- Social aspects | Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Population | Public health -- Brazil | Epidemics -- Brazil -- History -- 19th century | Health and race.
In: Journal of Latin American Studies, v. 25, no. 3 (1993), p. 441-463

Featured project: Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University Center for AIDS Research

Example of a record from Anthropological Literature:

Risque actuel et risque potentiel de l'épidémie de SIDA : le cas des régions forestières d'Afrique 
   Centrale [Congo (ex Zaïre)--Cameroun] = Present and potential risks of the AIDS pandemy

Author(s): Pagezy, Hélène ... [et al.].
Subject(s): AIDS (Disease) -- Africa, Central -- Transmission | Zaire -- Health aspects | Cameroon -- Health aspects | Health risk assessment -- Africa, Central
In: Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris, v. 10, no. 1-2 (1998), p. 149-167


Featured journals in Medical Anthropology

Below is a list of selected journal titles in medical anthropology meant to illustrate the breadth of coverage in the Anthropological Literature e-resource. It is only a representative sample. For a complete list of currently indexed journal titles, please click on the "Currently Indexed Journals" tab.

Behavior science research  Indexed 1966-1992
Culture, medicine and psychiatry  Indexed 1977-
Curare  Indexed 1978-
Ethnomedizin = Ethnomedicine  Indexed 1971-1982
Human science  Indexed 1983-1989
Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics  Indexed 1975-
Journal of cross-cultural gerontology  Indexed 1986-
Journal of the Anthropological Survey of India  Indexed 1990-
Medical anthropology  Indexed 1977-
Medicina tradicional  Indexed 1978-1982
Nouvelle revue d'ethnopsychiatrie  Indexed 1983-1998
Transcultural psychiatry  Indexed 1997-

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Peabody ID: 2004.24.9182
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Additional resources

Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Research, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Blavatnik Institute, Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard University