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Author Kunow, Marianna Appel, 1958-

Title Maya medicine : traditional healing in Yucatan / Marianna Appel Kunow
Edition First edition
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 152 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction and setting -- 2. The Yucatecan sources -- 3. Portraits of the curers -- 4. Acquiring curing skills -- 5. Exploring the spectrum of curing specialties : common practices -- 6. Common treatments and traditional concepts of disease and its cause -- 7. Relation to colonial sources -- 8. Conclusion -- Illustrations -- Appendix A. Plant catalog -- Appendix B. Plants with uses similar to Roys (1931) -- Glossary
Summary "This book traces the entire process of curing. The author collected plants with traditional healers and observed their techniques including prayer and massage as well as plant medicine, western medicine, and ritual practices. Plant medicine, she found, was the common denominator, and her book includes information of the plants she worked with and studied."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-145) and indexes
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Healers -- Mexico -- Pisté.
Mayas -- Ethnobotany -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State)
Mayas -- Medicine -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State)
Health Services, Indigenous.
Indians, North American.
Medicine, Traditional.
Plants, Medicinal.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826328660 (electronic bk.)
9780826328663 (electronic bk.)