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African American slave medicine : herbal and non-herbal treatments

Author: Herbert C Covey
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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African American Slave Medicine offers a critical examination of how African American slaves' medical needs were addressed during the years before and surrounding the Civil War. Dr. Herbert C. Covey inventories many of the herbal, plant, and non-plant.
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History
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Covey, Herbert C.
African American slave medicine.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007
(DLC) 2006035166
(OCoLC)74459824
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert C Covey
ISBN: 9780739131275 0739131273
OCLC Number: 891562972
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 207 pages)
Details: 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.
Contents: Introduction: medical care and slaves --
White medical care of slaves --
Slave folk practitioners --
Conjuring and hoodoo --
Slave herbal and plant treatments --
Enslaved African American non-herbal treatments and materia medica --
Closing observations.
Responsibility: Herbert C. Covey.
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