Gerke, Barbara: Taming the Poisonous: Mercury, Toxicity, and Safety in Tibetan Medical Practice

Mercury is toxic. But it is also a component of many Asian medicines. While the United Nations is working to reduce mercury emissions, Tibetan medical practitioners are "taming" the poison. Volume 7 of Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality shows how different views of toxicity and safety are expressed transculturally in a globalizing world.