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Cavender, Anthony P.


Dr. Anthony P. Cavender is a professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Tennessee State University. His research interests are medical anthropology (especially ethnomedicine) and nutritional anthropology (especially food and medicine). He has conducted research on various aspects of traditional medicine in Zimbabwe, Ecuador, and Southern Appalachia. He is the author of "Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia" (University of North Carolina Press, 2003); co-editor, with Ted Olson, of "A Tennessee Folklore Sampler" (University of Tennessee Press, 2010), and numerous articles.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Anthony P. Cavender Folk Medicine Collection

 Collection — other: Series 1, Box 1-10
Identifier: AppMs-650
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of oral interviews and research papers relating to folk medicine. This material was collected by ETSU students of Anthony P. Cavender for his Appalachian Folk Medicine course. The interviews on food as medicine were done by students enrolled in his Nutritional Anthropology course. The other items in the collection (home remedy lists, booklets, brochures, etc.) were either collected by Cavender or given to him by individuals who knew of his long-standing...
Dates: 1870-2007

Hiltons Folk Medicine Survey Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-544
Arrangement The collection is divided into two series: Series 1 contains 122 surveys of methods of self-treatment and home remedies and Series 2 contains 87 audio-taped interviews of individuals from Hiltons, Virginia. Each audio tape has been given an FMSR (Folk Medicine Survey Record) number.
Dates: 1992-1992

Language and Medicine in the Appalachian South Interviews

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 543
Arrangement Interviews are arranged by cassette number. A complete list can be made available to qualified individuals as described in the restrictions.
Dates: 1989-1989