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Samoan medical belief and practice

Author: Cluny Macpherson; La'avasa Macpherson
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2006.
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"This is the first comprehensive study of Samoan medicine. Cluny and La'avasa Macpherson have carried out intensive investigation into the practice and beliefs of contemporary indigenous healers, or fofố, in Western Samoa to produce a fascinating and throughful study. They explain convincingly why traditional Samoan medicine and its skilled practitioners continue to flourish alongside Western medical practice both  Read more...
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Macpherson, Cluny.
Samoan medical belief and practice.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2006
(OCoLC)646999271
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cluny Macpherson; La'avasa Macpherson
ISBN: 0824831330 9780824831332
OCLC Number: 82951932
Notes: Originally published in New Zealand by Auckland University Press, 1990.
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Cluny and La'avasa Macpherson.

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"This is the first comprehensive study of Samoan medicine. Cluny and La'avasa Macpherson have carried out intensive investigation into the practice and beliefs of contemporary indigenous healers, or fofố, in Western Samoa to produce a fascinating and throughful 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.

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"Defines the role of traditional healing practitioners, explains how they are recruited and trained, and documents how they diagnose and treat a variety of maladies. It also comments on how effective Read more...

 
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