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238 Julius A. Roth, "Ritual and Magic in the Control of Contagion," American
Sociological Review 22 (June 1957): 310-14. Describes how doctors come to
believe in magic. Belief in the danger of contagion from tuberculosis patients
leads to ...
Each culture also provides its own psychoactive pharmacopeia, with customs that
designate the circumstances in which drugs may be taken and the accompanying
ritual.29 Muslim Rayputs prefer alcohol and Brahmins marijuana,30 though ...
Medicalized social rituals represent one aspect of social control by means of the
self-frustrating war against death. Malinowski56 has argued that death among
primitive people threatens the cohesion and therefore the survival of the whole ...
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
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