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Ethnic Medicine in the Southwest
     

Ethnic Medicine in the Southwest

by Edward H. Spicer (Editor), Edward Holland Spicer
 

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Ethnic Medicine in the Southwest explores traditions guiding the medical arts of Yaqui, Anglo, Black and Mexican American communities and points out the relationship between alternative and scientific medicine. Beliefs prevail that illness may be punishment for sin, or caused by witchcraft or overwork. Treatment may include dreams, herbs, massage, or prayer

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Ethnic Medicine in the Southwest explores traditions guiding the medical arts of Yaqui, Anglo, Black and Mexican American communities and points out the relationship between alternative and scientific medicine. Beliefs prevail that illness may be punishment for sin, or caused by witchcraft or overwork. Treatment may include dreams, herbs, massage, or prayer. While practitioners in these communities are not necessarily licensed in the legal sense, they are nonetheless trusted and often effective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816506361
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
12/01/1977
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Edward H. Spicer, University of Arizona Professor of Anthropology, for more than thirty years has dedicated much of his time to teaching, research and writing on the American Indians of the Southwest. He is past president of the American Anthropological Association and has received numerous honors, including the 1976 Malinowski Award given by the Society for Applied Anthropology.

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