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Medicine, Magic and Religion - Routledge Classics (Hardback)
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Medicine, Magic and Religion - Routledge Classics (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 06/09/2016
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One of the most fascinating men of his generation, W.H.R. Rivers was a British doctor and psychiatrist as well as a leading ethnologist. Immortalized as the hero of Pat Barker's award-winning Regeneration trilogy, Rivers was the clinician who, in the First World War, cared for the poet Siegfried Sassoon and other infantry officers injured on the western front. His researches into the borders of psychiatry, medicine and religion made him a prominent member of the British intelligentsia of the time, a friend of H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw and Bertrand Russell. Part of his appeal lay in an extraordinary intellect, mixed with a very real interest in his fellow man. Medicine, Magic and Religion is a prime example of this. A social institution, it is one of Rivers' finest works. In it, Rivers introduced the then revolutionary idea that indigenous practices are indeed rational, when viewed in terms of religious beliefs.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138151994
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 197 x 133 mm


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'Despite the distinction and variety of his scientific achievements, only those personally acquainted with him can fully appreciate the causes of that profound respect with which he was regarded. Medicine, Magic and Religion is a document of first-rate importance ... and it will thus remain as a worthy monument to its distinguished author.' - Times Literary Supplement

'I should like to meet Rivers in "the next world". It is difficult to believe that such a man as he could be extinguished. - Siegfried Sassoon

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