oa South African Family Practice - and - mythical creatures as explanations of illness : peripheralia

Volume 58, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



A linear, cause-and-effect reasoning for many of the events, occurrences and illnesses seen in the technological world of the 21st century is instilled through Western medical education. Our logical reasoning becomes so ingrained that we may become automatically dismissive of mystical or mythical reasoning on behalf of our patients.

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