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  Volume 8, 1989

Table of Contents

The Cultures of Medicine

Editor's Column

pp. vii-x

Lu Hsun and Maxine Hong Kingston: Medicine as a Symbol in Chinese and Chinese American Literature

pp. 1-21

Émile Zola's Lourdes: Land of Healing and Rupture

pp. 22-35

The Buddhist Mandala

pp. 36-41

Necessary Fictions: Healing Encounters with a North American Saint

pp. 42-62

The Cult of the Saints and the Reimagination of the Space and Time of Sickness in Twentieth-Century American Catholicism

pp. 63-77

The Poetry and Drama of Healing: The Iroquoian Condolence Ritual and the Navajo Night Chant

pp. 78-99

Coping with Words and Song: The New Orleans Jazz Funeral

pp. 100-105

Lady Rokujō's Ghost: Spirit Possession, Buddhism, and Healing in Japanese Literature

pp. 106-121

The Hernia Operation

pp. 122-127

Characterology: Hapsburg Empire to Third Reich

pp. 128-155

Medical Sports Fitness: An Ancient Parody of Greek Medicine

pp. 156-165

Instructions to the Patient

p. 166

Book Reviews

Holy Anorexia (review)

pp. 167-170

The Shaman's Touch: Otomí Indian Symbolic Healing (review)

pp. 170-172

Encounters with Qi: Exploring Chinese Medicine (review)

pp. 172-173

Health and Medicine in the Jewish Tradition (review)

pp. 174-176

Suffering Presence: Theological Reflections on Medicine, the Mentally Handicapped, and the Church (review)

pp. 176-179



pp. 180-182

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