Social History of Medicine, Vol. 25, Issue nr. 4, October 2012

"The book, which provides readers with welcome and unprecedented insights into both the history and anthropology of medicine in Cambodia, raises methodological questions as much as it informs about how medical practice has been organised in Cambodia over the last century and a half.

"The book, which provides readers with welcome and unprecedented insights into both the history and anthropology of medicine in Cambodia, raises methodological questions as much as it informs about how medical practice has been organised in Cambodia over the last century and a half.

In choosing a longue durée approach to medicine in Cambodia, Ovesen and Trankell are both ambitious (perhaps daring) and innovative as they challenge us to rethink the ways in which ethnography and archival work can supplement each other as well as to reflect on the limitations of both methodologies."

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