THE PROBLEM OF TUBERCULOSIS IN THE MONGOLIAN PEOPLES: SOVIET MEDICAL REPRESENTATIONS (THE 1920S – 1930S) AND TRADITIONAL TREATMENT METHODS
Bashkuev V. Yu., Miyagasheva S. B.
Through the prism of the two diametrically opposed perceptions – that of the Soviet physicians and traditional nomadic healers – the article considers the problem of tuberculosis. The author unfold the rational medical representations of tuberculosis among the Buryats and Mongols, the system of scientific anti-tuberculosis measures, as well as folk Buryat and Mongolian explanations of the origin of the disease and therapeutic methods based on plant and animal-based medicines and healing magic of the traditional Mongolian and Tibetan medicine.