The Health of the Rurality: The Encuesta de Folklore and Popular Healing Practices in Tucumán, 1921
Bulletin of Latin American Research
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This article examines healing practices among the rural inhabitants of Tucumán in the opening quarter of the twentieth century through a reading of the 1921 National Folklore Survey. It argues that popular medical practices, referred to as curanderismos (popular healing), continued into the twentieth century not only as cultural practice of the popular classes but as necessity due to limited investments in public health in the rural regions on the part of the national and provincial government.
Healing practices; Rural regions; Tucamán; Medical practices; Popular healing; Public health
International Public Health | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health | Rural Sociology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Dimas, C. S.
The Health of the Rurality: The Encuesta de Folklore and Popular Healing Practices in Tucumán, 1921.
Bulletin of Latin American Research, 38(1),