Medicine magic and religion is a prime example of this a social institution it is one of rivers finest works 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. Ahead of his time rivers examines the relationship between medicine magic and religion he highlights the debate between independent cultural evolution over diffusion and while his evidence is manipulated in some parts to fit his argument there is no doubt that he has influences the work seen today in medical anthropology. Medicine magic and religion routledge classics whr rivers medicine magic and religion routledge classics whr rivers one of the most fascinating men of his generation whr rivers was a british doctor and psychiatrist as. Energo911 medicine magic and religion one of the most fascinating men of his generation w rivers was a british doctor and psychiatrist as well as a leading ethnologist immortalized as the hero of pat barkers 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. 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 routledge classics
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