African American Slave Medicine: Herbal and Non-Herbal Treatments

African American Slave Medicine Herbal and Non Herbal Treatments African American Slave Medicine offers a critical examination of how African American slaves medical needs were addressed during the years before and surrounding the Civil War Drawing upon ex slave in

  • Title: African American Slave Medicine: Herbal and Non-Herbal Treatments
  • Author: Herbert C. Covey
  • ISBN: 9780739116449
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Hardcover
  • African American Slave Medicine offers a critical examination of how African American slaves medical needs were addressed during the years before and surrounding the Civil War Drawing upon ex slave interviews conducted during the 1930s and 1940s by the Works Project Administration WPA , Dr Herbert C Covey inventories many of the herbal, plant, and non plant remedies usAfrican American Slave Medicine offers a critical examination of how African American slaves medical needs were addressed during the years before and surrounding the Civil War Drawing upon ex slave interviews conducted during the 1930s and 1940s by the Works Project Administration WPA , Dr Herbert C Covey inventories many of the herbal, plant, and non plant remedies used by African American folk practitioners during slavery He demonstrates how active the slaves were in their own medical care and the important role faith played in the healing process This book links each referenced plant or herb to modern scientific evidence to determine its actual worth and effects on the patients Through his study, Dr Covey unravels many of the complex social relationships found between the African American slaves, Whites, folk practitioners, and patients African American Slave Medicine is a compelling and captivating read that will appeal to scholars of African American history and those interested in folk medicine.

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    1. Lots of great information in this book. Currently using the contents for a research project in my American Medical History course. The book is laid out in such a way that makes it easy to flip right to the herb of interest. Also includes a user friendly index.

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