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Author Macpherson, Cluny.

Title Samoan medical belief and practice / Cluny and La'avasa Macpherson
Published Auckland [N.Z.] : Auckland University Press, 1990


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Description 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Pt. 1: Some conceptual and theoretical issues. -- Pt. 2: Samoan indigenous medicine in its historical context. -- Pt. 3: The social organisation of Samoan indigenous medicine. -- Pt. 4: Medical belief, diagnosis and practice in contemporary Western Samoa. -- Pt. 5: Conclusion
Summary "This is the first comprehensive study of Samoan music. Cluny and La'avasa Macpherson have carried out intensive investigation into the practice and beliefs of contemporary indigenous healers, or fofó̂, in Western Samoa to produce a fascinating and thoughtful study. They explain convincingly why traditional Samoan medicine and its skilled practitioners continue to flourish alongside Western medical practice both in Samoa and in Samoan immigrant communities..."--Back cover
Notes "Distributed outside New Zealand by Oxford University Press"--T.p. verso
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-264)
Subject Traditional medicine -- Samoa.
Healers -- Samoan Islands.
Healers -- Samoa.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- Samoan Islands.
Medicine -- Samoan Islands.
Medicine -- Samoa.
Traditional medicine -- Samoan Islands.
Medicine, Traditional.
Samoa -- Social life and customs.
Independent State of Samoa.
Author Macpherson, La'avasa.
LC no. 91137932
ISBN 1869400453 (paperback)