Remedios caseros: Mexican American home remedies and community health problems

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A sample of 1235 case examples of remedios caseros (home remedies) was analyzed to determine the morbidity patterns for "home treated" ailments in Mexican American communities in South Texas. A group of seventy most commonly encountered ailments was discovered, as described in the paper. An analysis was made of the variations within the morbidity patterns of these ailments in relation to the age and sex of the informant. Parallels are drawn between the research findings and the results of conventional morbidity research efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalSocial Science and Medicine. Part B Medical Anthropology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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