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ERIC Number: EJ278685
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
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An Anthropological View of the Change in Attitudes toward Mental Illnesses and Physical Handicaps.
Ross, John Alan
History and Social Science Teacher, v18 n3 p135-40 Mar 1983
Anthropologists contend that throughout man's history mental illness has been part of all cultures, and, universally, peoples had taxonomies that classified such maladies. Primitive peoples were better able to treat culturally-defined mental illnesses and could, consequently, accommodate behaviors which in Western cultures would require confinement of the patient. (RM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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