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Soc Sci Med. 1983 ; 17(8): 471-4.

[Treatment of diseases in a rural population: survival of Hispanic elements?]

de la Luz Alvarez M, Araneda MT, Figueroa E, Osorio S.

Treatment of common diseases were analyzed for a rural community--Guacarhue (Chile). This community has ancient hispanic roots. The main objective was to find if the hispanic elements ar e still alive. The sample was representative: 42 house-keepers; 50% of the sample were aged over 50 years and 50% were aged under 35 years. A semi-structured interview was applied at home. Results show the existence of hispanic elements especially in the treatment of folk and common illnesses.


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