A hallucinogenic tea, laced with controversy. Ayahuasca in the Amazon and the United States

Bauer, Irmgard L. (2009) A hallucinogenic tea, laced with controversy. Ayahuasca in the Amazon and the United States. Journal of Travel Medicine, 16 (4). p. 298.

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[Extract] This is not a travel medicine book — yet, ayahuasca, the “ spirit vine ” of the Amazon, is of relevance to travel health professionals. Marlene Dobkin de Rios, medical anthropologist and associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, has conducted extensive fieldwork in Peru on the uses of hallucinogenic plants and healing rituals and published several books and several hundred papers. Roger Rumrrill, a Peruvian journalist, is a well-known expert on ecological, political, and cultural Amazonian topics.

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Item Type: Article (Book Review)
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ISSN: 1708-8305
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 01:54
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine > 110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 50%
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