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Primitive medical art and primitive medicine-men of Australia / by L.P. Winterbotham
Bib ID 355271
Format BookBook
Author
Winterbotham, L. P. (Lindsey Page)
 
Description Sydney : Australasian Medical Publishing Co., [1951?] 
8 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. 
Summary

General information about medicine men mainly abstracted from the literature; Port Keats material original; native remedies used in Queensland, Murray - Darling, Port Keats; medicine men in Central Australia, New England; birth at Port Keats; conception beliefs and burial in Wik-and-iti tribes of west Cape York; circumcision and subincision.

Notes

Caption title.

At head of title: The Jackson lecture.

"Reprinted from the Medical Journal of Australia, March 31, 1951, page 461"

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Medicine.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Initiation - Circumcision.  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Initiation - Subincision.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Wik people (Qld SD54)  |  Reproduction - Conception.  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.  |  Darling River (NSW SH55, SI54)  |  New England (NSW N Coast SH56-06, SH56-10)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Wadeye / Port Keats (Daly River NT Top End SD52-11)  |  River Murray (SW NSW, N Vic, SE SA SI54, SI55)  |  Southwest New South Wales (SW NSW SI54, SI55)
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