Somatology


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Somatology

 

(physical anthropology), the branch of human morphology that deals with the in vivo study of the structural variations of the human body as a whole, in contrast to merology, which primarily studies individual organs in vitro. Somatology includes somatoscopy (the description of types of build and the proportions of the body and organs) and somatometry (the measurement of the body and body parts, weight, and muscle strength).

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Boas's perspective was to be marked off by a convergence between the sciences of spirit (Geisteswissenschaften) and the sciences of nature (Naturwissenschaften), visible in his accepting and combining two branches of anthropology: 1) cultural anthropology; and 2) physical anthropology (somatology).
Contract notice: Supply of medical teaching aids and medical furniture to the somatology and nursing knowledge and skills labs
In Advances in methods of teaching (1898), Boas (1982: 621-625) notices the composite character of anthropology, as a convergence of three scientific branches which is possible only by the close cooperation of anthropology with several sciences: 1) somatology (physical anthropology): anthropology and anatomybiology; 2) linguistics: anthropology (it deals with the general question of the human language) and philology (it deals with the special study of language structure); and 3) ethnology: anthropology, psychology, sociology.
The deliverable contract being awarded (hereinafter referred to as "public contract") is the supply and installation of equipment serving specialized classrooms for vocational training of medical students in secondary schools established by the authority for the fields of nursing, first aid, anatomy and somatology including the equipment commissioning and operator training, to the extent and in accordance with the requirements specified by the contracting authority in the tender documents.