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The Urban Health and Wellness project is an ongoing effort by The Field Museum to understand how Chicago’s long history of multiculturalism and immigration has shaped the pursuit of wellness in its myriad of forms. The goal of this effort is to create a platform to share the voices, heritage, history, and knowledge of Chicagoans—from cultural cuisine and herbal stores to university scholarship on ethnobotany—about the origins and evolution of different lifeways and practices of health and wellness. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

The Field Museum has not tested and makes no judgments or representations about the efficacy, safety, or benefits of any of the claims, treatments, products, substances, or practices discussed on this webpage or on any linked webpage or contained in any “third party content”, i.e., comments or other content submitted by users of this webpage or the Museum’s social media accounts. The Field Museum does not endorse any of the remedies, prescriptions, methods, or other opinions expressed in the interviews documented on this website or third party content; such interviews and content are personal opinions and oral histories, which have been recorded for scholarly, ethnographic purposes and do not constitute advertisement for or endorsement of any treatment, product, service, practice or company by The Field Museum. All names of interviewees in the “Stories” section are pseudonyms, and any resemblance to the names of actual persons is coincidental.

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Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise noted, the content on this site belongs to The Field Museum and is subject to The Field Museum’s terms of use. The content listed below are not owned by The Field Museum and are licensed as specified:

See “Pilsen”: "Lime tree" by N p holmes - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lime_tree.jpg#/media/File:Lime_t...

"Sweetbay Magnolia Magnolia virginiana Flower Closeup 2146px" by Photo by and (c)2008 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man). Co-attribution must be given to the Chanticleer Garden. - Self-photographed. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sweetbay_Magnolia_Magnolia_virgi...

See “Devon”: “mural opposite devon bank” taken by Damon Taylor on October 5th, 2010. Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 via Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/ocean_of_stars/5055699029/in/photostream/

See “Meghana”: "Garlic" by Donovan Govan. - Image taken by me using a Canon PowerShot G3 (reference 7907).. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Garlic.jpg#/media/File:Garlic.jpg

See “Raj”: “Lal Masoor Dal and Palak” by Miansari66 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ALal_Masoor_Dal_and_Palak.JPG

See “Mamta and Kavia”: "Jain" by Guigenius at the English language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jain.gif#/media/File:Jain.gif

"Ahinsa" by Jain cloud - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ahinsa.jpg#/media/File:Ahinsa.jpg

"Kheer" by stu spivack - http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuart_spivack/2283734405/sizes/l/in/set-72.... Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kheer.jpg#/media/File:Kheer.jpg

"Khichuri-edit" by Drriad - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Khichuri-edit.jpg#/media/File:Kh...

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