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Wikiproject Traditional Medicine
I have proposed the creation of a wiki project traditional medicine, ethno medical or anthropological sources would be ideal; though any references that meet wikipedia MEDRS standards would be even better. The projects scope would cover at least half of the articles on diseases, animals, plants, fungi and ethnic groups. The projects goal is to promote multicultural perspectives and a multi-disciplinary approach to the sciences. CensoredScribe (talk) 19:00, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
This article doesn't evey try to be NPOV, it's just propaganda, whether you agree with it or not. Revolver 01:37, 7 Feb 2004 (UTC)
It's much better now, but still POV. While I share some of your concerns about pharmaceutical companies and unorthodox ideas failing to receive funding (see my aborted attempt at the article AIDS reappraisal), perhaps there's still a better way to phrase this. Revolver 22:31, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Give it your best shot at revision. statkit1 15:13, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Changed "pharmaceutical" back to "medical"...traditional medicine is not just about the chemical treatment of ailments; if it were, acupuncture wouldn't be considered part of traditional medicine. Alan 20:10, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Traditional medicine systems like Traditional Chinese Medicine or Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine are fully developed medical systems and not folk medicine. This article should not be merged. However I will add some see also links. Karen S Vaughan 01:19, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Cleaned up, consolidated and added references. Removed clean up tags and references tags. Added terms ethnobotany and medical anthropology. Added categories and removed the no-categories tag. Friarslantern 18:21, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
I would like to request for someone to create a page on traditional Mexican medicine. It is a rich topic that has been extensively studied from both cultural and scientific perspectives. A google scholar search for "Traditional Mexican Medicine" may be a good starting point. Cazort (talk) 19:56, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
This article uses Wikipedia:Parenthetical referencing. If you're adding a new reference, please make the style match what's already in place here. Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:18, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Definition of traditional medicine.....
I suggest that the definition on the following page should be used, although it maybe different to the one quoted in the article currently
http://www.who.int/medicines/areas/traditional/definitions/en/index.html --220.127.116.11 (talk) 07:09, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Please adopt the terms with the following
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2003/9241546271.pdf as a standardized practice--18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:40, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
The topic of Buddhist medicine has been added based on ..... plus ....
http://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_q=buddhist+medicine&num=10&btnG=Search+Scholar&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_occt=title&as_sauthors=&as_publication=&as_ylo=&as_yhi=&as_allsubj=all&hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1 --22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:08, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
Jewish medicine http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=allintitle:+%22Jewish+medicine%22&hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&start=0&sa=N --126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:24, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
The other main streams of medicines could be from the main streams of religions and I assume that people knows.
BTW, what is the difference between Vedic medicine and Hindu medicine??? http://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_q=Vedic+medicine&num=10&btnG=Search+Scholar&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_occt=title&as_sauthors=&as_publication=&as_ylo=&as_yhi=&as_allsubj=all&hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1 --188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:32, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
(Ping! DASonnenfeld ) I have reverted this two word claim which Jagged 85, a problematic editor, inserted in about 10 articles several years ago. It is sourced to "Diane Boulanger (2002), "The Islamic Contribution to Science, Mathematics and Technology", OISE Papers, in STSE Education, Vol. 3." The actual title of her paper is The Islamic Contribution to Science, Mathematics and Technology: Towards Motivating the Muslim Child and this is in a (almost certainly non-peer reviewed) journal dedicated to education, written by a then undergraduate computer scientist. Jagged 85, moreover, is noted for failing to correctly follow his sources, among other problems. For full details see Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#The Islamic Contribution to Science, Mathematics and Technology: Towards Motivating the Muslim Child and the Jagged 85 cleanup project that it links to. All the best, Rich Farmbrough, 00:46, 10 April 2014 (UTC).
Traditional medicine and folk medicine
Traditional medicine is fundamentally different from folk medicine in terms of classification. Folk medicine is a system that is regionally developed based on the requirements of a relatively small community. It is often related with regional conditions, available plants and herbs and although completely efficient it lacks a scientific understanding of the processes going on behind the treatment. Traditional medicine is based on a platform upon which a science is built. It is a science in the sense that it is reproducible anywhere at anytime given a proper understanding of the applicable conditions. Extensive classification, practice and study often lead to the formation of scriptures in traditional medicine which is not present in folk medicine. Hence it would not be advisable to merge the two pages of Folk medicine and Traditional medicine. Ksajnani (talk) 16:07, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
New project starting
This article seems to fill a void in the general article History of medicine and may be a candidate as a subarticle to the series. Anyone interested in this article is welcome to join the discussion.
History of medicine. I'm proposing an overhaul of this article, both to improve the quality of its discussion of Western Medicine, and to improve its world view of other medical traditions in the rest of the world. All are welcome to join in the discussion. Hi-storian (talk) 23:36, 4 January 2016 (UTC)