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By Brad R. Huber,Alan R. Sandstrom

Healing practices in Mesoamerica span a variety, from conventional people drugs with roots achieving again into the prehispanic period to westernized biomedicine. those occasionally cooperating, occasionally competing practices have attracted realization from researchers and the general public alike, as curiosity in replacement medication and holistic therapeutic maintains to grow.

Responding to this curiosity, the essays during this ebook provide a finished, state of the art survey of Mesoamerican healers and scientific practices in Mexico and Guatemala. the 1st essays describe the paintings of prehispanic and colonial healers and express how their roles replaced through the years. the rest essays examine modern healers, together with bonesetters, curers, midwives, nurses, physicians, social staff, and spiritualists. utilizing various theoretical ways, the authors research such subject matters because the intersection of gender and curing, the recruitment of healers and their education, healers' reimbursement and workload, varieties of health problems handled and steered remedies, conceptual types utilized in analysis and therapy, and the relationships between healers and among indigenous healers and scientific and political authorities.

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