Alexander, Fred. A Medical survey of the Aleutian Islands (1948)

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: A Medical survey of the Aleutian Islands (1948)

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The New England journal of medicine -- Vol. 240

Published By: Original publisher The New England journal of medicine -- Vol. 240 Boston: Massachusetts Medical Society. 1949. 1035-1040 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Fred Alexander

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2007. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aleut (NA06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Morbidity (164); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Pharmaceuticals (278); Medical therapy (757);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document An excellent study of ancient and contemporary Aleut health and medical practices. The material on the early Aleut is based on early sources, but the analysis of contemporary Aleut health and diet is a result of physical examinations made by the author when he was in the Aleutians with the Harvard University Peabody Museum Aleutian expedition.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 28

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. na06-028

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: This document consists of excerpts Includes bibliographical references (p. 1040)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1948

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Physician or Physical Anthropologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. LSS ; 1950-1956

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1741-1948

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts

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