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TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND CONCEPTS OF HEALING AMONG SAMBURU PASTORALISTS OF KENYA

@inproceedings{Fratkin1996TRADITIONALMA,
  title={TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND CONCEPTS OF HEALING AMONG SAMBURU PASTORALISTS OF KENYA},
  author={Elliot M. Fratkin},
  year={1996}
}
Samburu pastoralists of Kenya, who are closely related to Maasai, attribute many illnesses to polluting influences that block internal digestion and blood circulation. These pollutants incl ude eating the "wrong" foods, the intro­ duction of contagious substances from ill people, and the action of sorcery at­ tacks. Treatment oHhese health problems is aimed at relieving blockages through herbal purgatives and laxatives or, in the case of sorcery, consulting diviners (loibonok) who dispense… Expand
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