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Arizona professor to lecture at UTPA on Folk Medicine along the Texas/Mexico border
By Brig Lopez III, Informational Writer II
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Posted: 02/19/1999
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EDINBURG — Dr. Robert T. Trotter II, professor of anthropology at Northern Arizona University, will present a public lecture on folk medicine in the Texas/Mexico border region at noon Thursday (Feb. 25) at The University of Texas-Pan American Social and Behavioral Science Building, Room 101.

The lecture titled “Curanderismo in the 21st Century.

The potential of alternative healing in mainstream medicine” concerns the complexity and depth of Mexican/American folk medicine and its significant potential as one of the leading forms of alternative medicine in the 21st century.

According to Dr. Thomas Pozorski, professor of anthropology at UTPA, the presentation will also focus on traditional healing practices, the link between remedio caseros (home remedies) and modern pharmacology, spiritual healing in medicine and projections of the future activities in alternative medicine.

The lecture is being sponsored by the UTPA Anthropology Club, the Center for International Studies and the UTPA Department of Psychology and Anthropology.

For more information about the lecture, contact the Center for International Studies at 956/381-3572. ###