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Health Practices: Turkestan: 19th century to early 20th century
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Introduction 

The local population in Turkestan relied on different forms of medicines in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, among them folk medicine, mystical pre-Islamic medicine, and Islamic medicine. Starting in the late nineteenth century, when ambulatories and hospitals were established in the r…

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Sanavar Shadmanova, “Health Practices: Turkestan: 19th century to early 20th century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002114>
First published online: 2017



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