Nineteenth-Century Asante Medical Practices

@article{Maier1979NineteenthCenturyAM,
  title={Nineteenth-Century Asante Medical Practices},
  author={Donna J. E. Maier},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={1979},
  volume={21},
  pages={63 - 81}
}
  • D. Maier
  • Published 1 January 1979
  • Medicine
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Most of the literature concerning traditional African medical practice has dealt with aspects often deemed ‘irrational,’ such as the role of priests, shrines, magic and religious ritual. M. J. Field's work demonstrates convincingly that these aspects of medical treatment in Ghana are essential in mitigating and curing psychosomatic illnesses as well as controlling neuroses. The emphasis on religious and psychological methods of treatment, however, can often lead to less perceptive conclusions… 
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