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Linfield senior to share experience in Peru

Linfield students at Macchu PicchuLinfield College senior Sam Gauksheim will present “Traditional Medicine and Health Care in Peru,” Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Gauksheim will share the results of his summer project in Peru. Led by Tom Love, professor of anthropology and coordinator of Latin American studies at Linfield, Gauksheim transported medical plants from the mountains of Peru to the markets. Gauksheim will also discuss the ethnobotany in north, coastal Peru, traditional medicine compared to modern pharmaceuticals and Peru’s health care system.

The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, contact Michele Tomseth, assistant director of International Programs and January Term off-campus program coordinator, at 503-883-2434, ipo@linfield.edu.