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The Interrelationships of Disease and Culture in a Primitive New Guinea Community

Peter Gorlin
Human Ecology
Vol. 5, No. 1 (Mar., 1977), pp. 37-47
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4602389
Page Count: 11
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The Interrelationships of Disease and Culture in a Primitive New Guinea Community
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Abstract

This article explores links between disease and social standing in a primitive New Guinea community. Social and cultural events have modified the incidence of certain diseases. Furthermore, the changing patterns of disease may have influenced the development and form of social distinctions.

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