Hockings, Paul. Sex and disease in a mountain community

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1 Introduction

An Approach

Introducing The Badagas

Previous Studies

Topography Of The District

Badaga Medical History

The Formulation And Spread Of Medical Knowledge

2 Feeding And Caring For The Body

Types Of Foodstuff

Preparation Of Food

Meals

Earth-eating

Liquor

Smoking

Opium

Hygiene

Clothing And Adornment 2

3 Sexual Behaviour

Fertility And Morality

Sex Education

Lovers And Prostitutes

The Consummation Of Marriage

Menstrual Practices

Adult Sexual Activity

Fertility And Infertility

4 Birth Practices

Pregnancy

Birth

Post-partum Practices

The Form And Sex Of The Child

5 Child Care

Feeding The Infant

Principles Of Child Care

Infancy

Early Childhood

Childhood Ceremonies

Childhood Maladies

Thermal Burns: Dry ( Benda Hunnu )

Leukoderma ( Sullu )

Alopecia Areata ( Tare Ma□e )

Orthodontics

Tonsilitis ( Tonde Ka□alu )

Cough ( Kemmalu )

Singultus ( Selamudalu )

Pertussis ( Kokkare )

Rickets ( Sotte )

Constipation ( Se:dalu )

Enuresis ( Maggilu`c`ce )

Worms

Cretinism ( Karu Hotte )

Infective Hepatitis ( Bara Ka:male )

Phthisis ( So:gano: )

Fright ( Anjike )

6 Some Common Badaga Maladies

Skin Diseases

Benign Wart

Furuncle: Abscess Ga:le

Melanoma ( Bippiri )

Goitre ( Ka□a Ma:le )

Depigmentation Of Skin, Or Vitiligo ( Sullu )

Taddu )

Angioneurotic Edema ( A : Ne Gajji )

Tinea ( Gore Hu□u )

Alopecia ( Bo:□e Ma□e

Dermatitis Venenata ( Bava:ci Turi )

Eczema ( Hu:hu□u )

Lacerations

Lacerations ( Gaiya )

Bruise ( Kandalu )

Thermal Burns: Dry ( Benda Hu□u )

Thermal Burns : Wet ( Benda Hu□u )

Animal Bites

Cranial Maladies

Migraine ( Otte Tale )

Headache ( Ma□e:ru )

Ears

Deafness ( Kivu□u )

Eyesight

Bad Vision

Blindness ( Kurudu )

Trachoma Or Conjunctivitis ( Keppu Ka□u )

Corneal Scar Or Vitamin A Deficiency ( Be□a Ka□u )

Acute Conjunctivitis ( Ka□u No. )

Mouth, Nose And Throat

Dentistry

Pyorrhoea ( Ma:dua )

Tonsilitis ( Tonde Ka□alu )

Limbs

Sprain ( Sikkalu )

Elephantiasis ( A:ne Ka:lu )

Amputation

Ulceration ( Gi:vu )

Fracture ( O□eda Ilu )

Rheumatism ( Baibu )

Thorax And Abdomen

Asthma ( Kemmalu )

Tuberculosis ( So:ga Ro:ga )

Dyspepsia ( Igu□a )

Pyrosis ( Surusuru )

Poisoning ( Maddu Timbadu )

Constipation ( Sege )

Hemorrhoids ( Mu:la )

Dysentery ( Mukkalotte )

Worms

Ulcer ( Hotte Hu□u )

Genitals

Venereal Disease

Sterility

Urethritis ( Sege )

Fevers

Fever ( Jara )

Sinus Infection ( Nega□i ); Rheumatism ( Baibu ); Pneumonia; Typhoid ( Na:□u No: )

General Illnesses Of The Entire Body

Trachoma Or Conjunctivitis ( Kunna Gaiy )

Leprosy Kusta Ro:ga )

7 Dangerous And Epidemic Diseases

Varicella ( Cikkamma )

Variola ( Do□amma )

Rubella ( Kasare )

Plague ( Ili Sattara )

Cholera ( Ba:ndi Be:di )

Malaria ( Adurejara )

Hepatits—jaundice ( Manja Ka:male )

Hepatitis ( Bara Ka: Male )

Poliomyelitis ( Do□a Gaiy )

8 Psychiatric Disorders

Spirit Possession

Other Mental Disturbances

9 The Advent Of Death

Old Age

The Causes Of Death

10 The Therapists And Their Knowledge

The Practice Of Therapy

Becoming A Therapist

Midwives

Exorcists And Shamans

Qther Specialists

Missionary Therapists

Knowledge Of Physiology

Diagnosis

Causation Of Disease

The Meaning Of Therapy

Conclusion

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Title: Sex and disease in a mountain community

Published By: Sahibabad, Distt. Ghaziabad: Vikas Publishing Pvt Ltd., 1980. xi, 240 p.: ill.

By line: Paul Hockings

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Badaga (AW50)

Subjects: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE (751); ELIMINATION (514); PERSONAL HYGIENE (515); SEX TRAINING (864); PREMARITAL SEX RELATIONS (836); DISABILITIES (732); MEDICAL THERAPY (757); BODILY INJURIES (752); MORBIDITY (164); MEDICAL CARE (758); CONCEPTION (842); DYING (763); MORTALITY (165);

Abstract: This source is essentially a study of Badaga folk medicine with a concentration on both the cultural context of therapy and its wide-ranging pharmacopoeia. Although a major section of the book deals with the Badaga classification of curable illnesses, there are other chapters dealing with sexuality and reproduction, medical therapists and other specialists (including data on client-therapist relations and the recruitment of apprentices to the profession), general health care, and the advent of death. Of the several useful indices located at the end of the source, one in particular may be of special interest to pharmacologists. This index called the 'trilingual index of botanical identifications' provides a botanical listing of various plant substances used in the preparation of Badaga medicines.

Document Number: 4

Document ID: aw50-004

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-219) and index

Field Date: 1962-1977

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1989

Coverage Date: 1962-1977

Coverage Place: Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu State, India

LCSH: Badaga (Indic people)

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