The shaman and the medicine-man.

  title={The shaman and the medicine-man.},
  author={A Hultkrantz},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={20 5},
The present article discusses the terms medicine-man and shaman as used by scholars and scientists, and tries to arrive at a possible distinction between them. It is obvious that the two terms not only overlap but also cause confusion, even among shamanologists. They have consequently been used interchangeably by many scholars. By recourse to the North… CONTINUE READING