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Buddhism in the Everyday Medical Practice of the Ladakhi Amchi

Laurent Pordié

Abstract

Almost the entire content of the medical texts, as well as the therapeutic practices carried out daily by the practitioners of the scholarly medicine of Ladakh, North-western India, are of a technical medical and a-religious nature. However, medical ethics and elements of medical epistemology are based on Buddhism, and all healers underscore the importance of the moral dimension in the practice of medicine, a dimension that refers expressly to religion. The ethnography presented in this article examines the role of religion for medical practice in both moral and practical points of view.
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halshs-00516414 , version 1 (09-09-2010)
halshs-00516414 , version 2 (28-10-2010)

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Laurent Pordié. Buddhism in the Everyday Medical Practice of the Ladakhi Amchi. Indian Anthropologist, 2007, 37 (1), pp.93-116. ⟨halshs-00516414v2⟩
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