TITLE

ritualistic surgery

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1921
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "ritualistic surgery" is presented. It refers to the surgical procedures without scientific justification, performed in primitive societies without the purpose of treating or preventing disease. Surgical procedures without rational justification are considered ritualistic in certain cases.
ACCESSION #
21244372

 

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