TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.1

Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Part 1)

NOTES for Week 1

2.1

Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Part 2)

NOTES for Week 2

3.1

Pathogen Strategy for Survival

3.2

Symbols, Snakes and Healing (Dracanculiasis)

3.3

European Diseases in the New World

NOTES for Week 3

4.1

Famous Diseases of History

4.2

Adaptation in Physical Anthropology

4.3

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS

4.4

Is an HIV Vaccine Possible?

NOTES for Week 4

5.1

Poisons of the Past / Ergotism

5.2

Should Vaccination be Required?

NOTES for Week 5

6.1

Paleopathology / Disease in the Past

6.2

Mummies and Disease in Ancient Egypt

NOTES for Week 6

7.1

Germ Warfare / Biological Weapons

7.2

Drug Resistance / 'Superbugs'

7.3

Viruses

NOTES for Week 7

8.1

The Chimpanzee Medicine Chest

8.2

Dirt as Food / Pica / Geophagy

8.3

The Epidemiology of Diabetes

8.4

Disease, Culture and Conquest

NOTES for Week 8

9.1

Mind and Immunity

9.2

Stress and Disease

9.3

Legal Importation of Coca Leaf

9.4

Anthropology of Breast Feeding

NOTES for Week 9

10.1

Suicide

NOTES for Week 10

11.1

The Oldest Known Prescription

11.2

Placebos and the Placebo Effect

11.3

Symbolism and the Placebo Effect in Surgery

NOTES for Week 11

12.1

The Socioeconomic Gradient, or Why do Some People Get Sick?

12.2

The Search for Rain Forest Drugs

12.3

Earthly Goods Rain Forest Medicine

12.4

North American Indian Medicine

12.5

Witch Doctor of the Wayanas

12.6

Herbs and Herbal Remedies

NOTES for Week 12

13.1

The Health of Women

13.2

Birth Control in Antiquity

13.3

Trephination, an Ancient Surgery

13.4

Scarification, Mutilation, Dental and Body Alteration

NOTES for Week 13

14.1

Munchausen's Syndrome, a Medical Masquerade

14.2

The "Rosetto Effect"

14.3

Nine to Nowhere; Dead End Jobs

NOTES for Week 14

15.1

Families, by Design or Default?

15.2

Population Growth I: Hunger; Food and Energy

15.3

Population Growth II Not Enough People?

NOTES for Week 15