Anderson, R. G.. Some tribal customs in their relation to medicine and morals of the Nyam-nyam and Gour people inhabiting the eastern Bahr-El-Ghazal

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“mutilation. (3) Ungua-dro-baso ( Zandeh)

Execution

Throttling . ( Zandeh , Muvo-gowko)

By The Knife . ( Zandeh , Muvira Gowko)

“ Blinding . ( Zandeh , Modi-boglico)

By The Spear

By Poison

By Fire

“ The Salt Cure . ( Nyam-nyam , Goa).

“ Sucking Cure. ( Nyam-nyam, Gnano)

“ Spitting

“ Extraction Of Foreign Bodies

“ The Tying Cure

Scarring

“ Heat Cure

“ Cupping . (makanowa Bunga Tirio, Gour Tongue) [wb: Figure Not Duplicated For Files]

“ The Benga Rite

The Ordeal

Devil-dancing Divination

“ Whistling Cure

“ The Divining Board. Euwa Rite ( Zandeh Tongue) (plate Xvii., Fig. 4 And Fig. 79)

“ Other Means Of Divination [jma: Not Clear If This Pertains To The Azande, Gour Or Both].

“ The Spell Of Sahar Or Zarr

“ Blood-brotherhood

“ Sacrifices

“ Casting-out Of Devils

“ Classification Of Charms

“( A ) Substances Of Medico-magical Value

“( B ) Objects Of Attractive Value

“( C ) Conventional Or Specific Charms

1. Whistle Charms ( Nyam-nyam)

“2. Gun Medicine Charm

“3. Mourning Charms . ( Nyam-nyam)

“4. Lightning Charm . ( Nyam-nyam)

Fever

Chest Complaints

Eye Diseases

Chigger . Tuk Tuk ( Zandeh Tongue)

Guinea Worm

Snake-bites And Scorpion Stings

Stomach Complaints

Venereal Disease

Headache

Sunstroke

5. Yeo Or Teo ( Nyam-nyam) , Or Dingiti ( Gour )

6. Ardaib ( Tamarindus Indicus )

7. Gaganga

8. Glimbia

9. Unkoa

12. Fat And Oil

13. ‘red Earth’

14. Wood-ash

15. Salt

16. Tobacco ( Nicotiana Tabacum )

17. Hashish

“surgery

“arrow Poisons (quanzi Benga) ( Gour And Nyam-nyam Tongue)

“ Circumcision

Extraction And Mutilation Of Teeth (plate Xx.)

“ Lip Perforation. ...

“ Surgical Instruments And Appliances

Wounds And Ulcers

Fractures

Foreign Bodies

“ Cleanliness

“ Dress

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Title: Some tribal customs in their relation to medicine and morals of the Nyam-nyam and Gour people inhabiting the eastern Bahr-El-Ghazal

Published in: Fourth report of Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College Khatroum -- Vol. B

Published By: Fourth report of Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College Khatroum -- Vol. B London: Baillière, Tindall and Cox, 1911. 239-277 p., plates [incomplete]: ill.

By line: R. G. Anderson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Azande (FO07)

Subjects: Body alterations (304); Theory of disease (753); Sanctions (681); Sacred objects and places (778); Medical therapy (757);

Abstract: Captain R. G. Anderson of the Royal Army Medical Corps reports on the medical and moral customs of the Nyam-nyam Azande and Gour. His observations of the semi-magical preventitive and therapeutic techniques, drugs, and charms are made apropos of introducing and applying modern scientific medicine. Anderson covers most extensively mutilation (for punishment, decoration, and status distinction), charms, and the prevalent diseases with their conventional cures. Anderson’s observations on “morality” are scanty and ethnocentric and have not been excerpted.

Document Number: 10

Document ID: fo07-010

Document Type: component part(s) monograph

Language: English

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This document consists of excerpts

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: WB; 1950-1956

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: eastern Bahr-El-Ghazal, Sudan

LCSH: Zande (African people)

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