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PDF File In the Presence of Biomedicine: Ayurveda, Medical Integration and Health Seeking in Mysore, South India. This paper is based on a research on medical integration and health seeking in Mysore, South India. It explores the use of Ayurvedic services, the impact of biomedicine on Ayurvedic practices and the meaning of instruments with respect to the expectations of patients and healers. The research was done during 2002 and 2003. The empirical data are derived from interviews, participant observation and survey material.