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Asian Medicine for Health and Well-being
Mary Cameron
Lifelong Learning Society Professorship in Current Affairs, 2014-2015

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The countries of Asia are home to some of the world’s oldest continuing medical systems that serve the health care needs of hundreds of millions of people. This one-time lecture will help you better understand the peoples and cultures of Asia from the perspectives of illness, health and healing. The lecture focuses mainly on the three medical systems in Asia: Ayurvedic medicine, Tibetan medicine, and Chinese medicine. Participants will be introduced to the main theories, diagnostic techniques and treatment therapies. Attendees will also become familiar with both the similarities and differences of the three medical systems. Visuals will be used.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Mary Cameron is a medical and cultural anthropologist and Professor in the FAU Department of Anthropology.  She teaches courses on medical, environmental and feminist anthropology, and conducts research on social and medical anthropology in South Asia. Dr. Cameron applies current research on Ayurvedic medicine and medicinal plant conservation development to make health care and conservation better co-partners. Her project “Ayurveda and Nature in Nepal” was funded by a one-year Fulbright Faculty Research Abroad fellowship. A book, Trading Health: Medicine, Conservation, Nature, and the Poor in Nepal, will​ be out next year. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Russell Sage College, and a master’s and doctorate from Michigan State University. She is author of 19 articles and book chapters on women, Dalits (former untouchables), artisans, farmers, and Ayurvedic doctors and healers of Nepal.  Her books include the award-winning, On the Edge of the Auspicious, among others. Dr. Cameron is currently President of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS).

Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member advance registration - $20 per event
$50 for any combination of three events
$100 for any combination of eight events
Door price member/non-member - $25

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