‘Chasing off the devil’ : medico-legal issues related to indigenous treatment of a child.

@article{Senanayake2015ChasingOT,
  title={‘Chasing off the devil’ : medico-legal issues related to indigenous treatment of a child.},
  author={S. Senanayake},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={6},
  pages={3}
}
  • S. Senanayake
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Forensic Medicine
  • Indigenous remedies are often used as treatment for mental illnesses in Sri Lanka. This communication reports a case of a girl who underwent burn injuries to soles as a part of indigenous treatment. A 14-year-old girl who developed sudden convulsions had her soles burnt by iron rods by an indigenous healer as a treatment. She was later admitted to a general hospital and treated for burn injuries on both soles and dissociative convulsions. She had to under-go skin graft, had a prolonged hospital… CONTINUE READING

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