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Black and White on Green Turtle Cay

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
La Flamme,A. G. (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
January-March, 1975
Miami: Caribbean Review, Inc
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Bahamas, Health and hygiene
The islanders express a rather clear distinction between diseases which are best handled by modern “Western” medicines, those more treatable by traditional medical practices, and cases where both approaches are applicable. Communication across the different medical spheres has been facilitated by the influence of radio and T.V. and the ‘recent proliferation of “Western” patent and prescription medications. The acculturative effects of radio and T.V. are well illustrated by La Flamme’s study of another Bahamian “out-island”. (Source: Robert A. Halberstein and John E. Davies, "Changing patterns of health and health care on a small Bahamian island," Social Science & Medicine. Part B: Medical Anthropology, April 1979 13, no. 2: 153-167)