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The Body in Question


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by JONATHAN MILLER Native Medicine
In the 1920s an English anthropologist, Edward Evans-Pritchard , made a study of the Azande tribe in the Southern Sudan. Their medical practices spring from a radically different view of illness from our own. Jonathan Miller journeys to the Sudan and, for the first time, reveals the magic oracles the Azande claim can point to the cause of disease.
This view is contrasted by the cures offered in a typical medical centre in the North West of England.
Both types of healing involve expert knowledge, and are carefully tailored for the society from which they originate.
Dr Miller does not cling to the mystique of his profession - he has the gift ... of looking like an eternal and untidy undergraduate, which disarms the layman's suspicion. (DAILY MAIL) Executive producer KARL SABBAGH Producer PATRICK UDEN


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Edward Evans-Pritchard
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: Karl Sabbagh
Producer: Patrick Uden

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