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Secret doctors : ethnomedicine of African Americans / Wonda L. Fontenot.

Fontenot, Wonda L.
Date
1994
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About this work

Publication/Creation

Westport, Conn. ; London : Bergin & Garvey, 1994.

Physical description

xxvi, 162 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

Contributors

Notes

"This book ... began as my dissertation"--Pref. and acknowledgements.

Contents

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.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-157) and index.

Languages

  • English


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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 0897893549

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