Scholars in folklore and anthropology are more directly involved in various aspects of medicineasuch as medical education, clinical pastoral care, and negotiation of transcultural issuesathan ever before. Old models of investigation that artificially isolated qfolk medicine, q qcomplementary and alternative medicine, q and qbiomedicineq as mutually exclusive have proven too limited in exploring the real-life complexities of health belief systems as they observably exist and are applied by contemporary Americans. Recent research strongly suggests that individuals construct their health belief systmes from diverse sources of authority, including community and ethnic tradition, education, spiritual beliefs, personal experience, the influence of popular media, and perception of the goals and means of formal medicine. Healing Logics explores the diversity of these belief systems and how they interactain competing, conflicting, and sometimes remarkably congruent ways. This book contains essays by leading scholars in the field and a comprehensive bibliography of folklore and medicine.Journal of the Royal Society of Health 108 (5): 185-87. Levine, R. E., and A. C. Gaw. 1995. Culture-bound syndromes. ... Gods, daemons, and banshees on the journey to the magic scroll: The use of myth as a framework for reflective ... 2 parts. Folk-Lore 59: 118-35, 145-56. Oa#39;Connor, Bonnie B. 1995. Healing traditions: Alternative medicine and the ... In Training manual in medical anthropology, ed.