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Cover illustrations: Ancistrocladus Korupensis (commonly called Cameroonian vine), photo by Emmanuel O. Buea, Cameroon; a bone thrower (izangoma esichita amathambo) at work, photo by Zona Dotwana; stripped bark of Prunus Africana (Pygeum, Wotango, African prune, Red stinkwood), photo by Emmanuel O. Buea, Cameroon.

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Names: Pemunta, Ngambouk Vitalis, author. | Tabenyang, Tabi Chama-James, author.

Title: Biomedical hegemony and democracy in South Africa / by Ngambouk Vitalis Pemunta, Tabi Chama-James Tabenyang.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2021. | Series: International comparative social studies, 1568-4474 ; volume 51 | Includes bibliographical references and index. |

Identifiers: LCCN 2020038830 (print) | LCCN 2020038831 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004436411 (hardback) | ISBN 9789004436428 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Medical care--South Africa. | Traditional medicine--South Africa. | Alternative medicine--South Africa. | Medical anthropology--South Africa. | South Africa--Politics and government.

Classification: LCC RA418.3.S6 P46 2021 (print) | LCC RA418.3.S6 (ebook) | DDC 362.10968--dc23

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