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Secret doctors : ethnomedicine of African Americans / Wonda L. Fontenot.
- Fontenot, Wonda L.
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Westport, Conn. ; London : Bergin & Garvey, 1994.
xxvi, 162 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"This book ... began as my dissertation"--Pref. and acknowledgements.
Historic and contemporary Opelousas Territory -- African Americans and medicine: a historical perspective -- Secret doctors tell their stories -- Madame Neau and ethnopsychiatry -- African-American women and health care -- Religion, prayer narratives, and healing -- Ritual artifacts -- Medical ethnobotany of African Americans.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -157) and index.