Health Information as Cosmology

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In recent years, there has been a great public interest in health and healt himprovements. This article deals with some of the problems which today’s health information confronts. By throwing a glance back into some of these problems and likewise into some cultural phenomena of our time. Health literature specifies “the good life” – and as often before, “the natural” is invoked to define the healthy and to prescribe rules of living for us. In the article it is pointed out that health literature is indeed the formulation of a broad cosmology.

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Mellemgaard, S., (1997) “Health Information as Cosmology”, Ethnologia Europaea 27(2), p.119-128. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.870

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  • This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.

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Signe Mellemgaard (University of Copenhagen)

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