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Medical Anthropology and Medical History

The fact that all research conducted in this group relates to cultural and historical dimensions of health and illness/disease allows for a continuous cross-fertilization between projects.

Photo: Anbjørg Kolaas

About the group

Most of our research activities can be summed up in seven intersecting thematic fields:

  • Disability
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Asian medicine
  • Medicalization of everyday life
  • History of medical standardisation
  • Contemporary history of medicine in Norway
  • Antibiotic resistance and the history of infectious disease

More information about our research focus


  • School of Public Health and Social Sciences at MUHAS in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Research Networking Programme of the European Science Foundation: Standard drugs and drugs standard
  • Network on Health and Welfare, Disability and Rehabilitation in PRC and Norway
Tags: China, Global South, India
Published Feb. 23, 2011 2:10 PM - Last modified May 4, 2020 9:05 AM