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Conservation-dissolution : a case-study of Chinese medicine in peninsular Malaysia

Ooi, Giok Ling


This thesis examines the delivery and consumption of health care in Malaysia. In particular, it focusses on the encroachment of the dominant Western medical sector within the Malaysian health care delivery system as this threatens the survival of Chinese (and other ethnic) medicine. Attempts are made to detail the nature of this conflict at a national and case-study level by drawing upon the concepts of conservation, dissolution and conservation-dissolution. These concepts are also used...[Show more]

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Date published: 1982
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7783f4bf895


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