Medicine Women, Curanderas, and Women Doctors

Medicine Women, Curanderas, and Women Doctors

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The stories of ten women healers form the core of this provocative journey into cultural healing methods utilized by women. In a truly grass-roots project, the authors take the reader along to listen to the voices of Native American medicine women, Southwest Hispanic curanderas, and women physicians as they describe their healing paths. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the relationship between illness and healing-medical practitioners and historians, patients, anthropologists, feminists, psychologists, psychiatrists, theologians, sociologists, folklorists, and others who seek understanding about our relationship to the forces of both illness and healing.She gave of herself generously, making beaded medicine pouches for each of us , time-consuming, delicate, beautiful. She directed us to choose carefully our own selected objects to place in the pouch, at the same time admonishing us as sheanbsp;...

Title:Medicine Women, Curanderas, and Women Doctors
Author:Bobette Perrone, Victoria Krueger, H. Henrietta Stockel
Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press - 2012-11-15


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