By Agnes Loeffler

Allopathy is frequently defined as 'western' medication, the antithesis of homeopathy, but all scientific structures are infused with culture-specific values, principles and ideology. Agnes Loeffler’s insightful and unique e-book investigates how allopathic wisdom, theories and perform guidance turn out to be understood and utilized by way of practitioners in a non-western context. in response to examine among medical professionals in Iran, Loeffler describes how the process of allopathic medication has tailored to neighborhood motives of future health and disorder and to the industrial, social and religio-political realities framing modern Iranian existence and tradition. This technique at the same time problematizes the view of allopathic medication as a ‘western’ entity exerting a hegemonic impression over non-western cultures, and offers a unprecedented glimpse of the complexities of contemporary Iran society – exploring the interfaces among tradition, well-being and the event of illness.

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