oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The social basis of illness

Volume 20, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In this paper an attempt was made to draw attention to the relations between illness and social structures. In the context of the discussion there appears to be ample ground to believe that the link exists, that the mode of the link is varied and that its specification is a matter of research in specific situations. It is clear that this issue of specification is more urgent in places such as Malawi.

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