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:
Collection — other: Series 1, Box 1-10
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...
Collection — Multiple Containers
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.
Collection — other: Box list
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of recorded interviews, interview transcripts, interview summaries, and interview description sheets for the Language and Medicine in the Appalachian South project conducted by East Tennessee State University professor Anthony Cavender in 1989. Interviews were conducted by ETSU students and ETSU faculty and staff, including Center for Appalachian Studies and Services staff. The data from this survey were compiled in the 1990 publication "A Folk Medical Lexicon of...