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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Sex and disease in a mountain community
Published By: Original publisher
Sahibabad, Distt. Ghaziabad: Vikas Publishing Pvt Ltd..
1980. xi, 240 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Preventive medicine (751);
Personal hygiene (515);
Sex training (864);
Premarital sex relations (836);
Medical therapy (757);
Bodily injuries (752);
Medical care (758);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is essentially a study of Badaga folk medicine
with a concentration on both the cultural context of therapy and its wide-ranging
pharmacopoeia. Although a major section of the book deals with the Badaga classification of
curable illnesses, there are other chapters dealing with sexuality and reproduction,
medical therapists and other specialists (including data on client-therapist relations and
the recruitment of apprentices to the profession), general health care, and the advent of
death. Of the several useful indices located at the end of the source, one in particular
may be of special interest to pharmacologists. This index called the 'trilingual index of
botanical identifications' provides a botanical listing of various plant substances used in
the preparation of Badaga medicines.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-219) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1989
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu State, India
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Badaga (Indic people)