Book

Medical beliefs and practices of Begemder Amhara

University MicrofilmsAnn Arbor, Michigan • Published In 1972 • Pages:

By: Young, Allan Louis.

Abstract
This study is a description of ideas on diseases and therapies among the Amhara. The priest-healer, DEBTERA, is given specific attention in this study. Differences between the herbalist and other secular healers (bone-setters, midwife, etc.) and their therapies and the DEBTERA, who heals by calling on disease-causing spirits and by recital of scripture texts are discussed in detail.
Subjects
Vocabulary
Sickness
Pharmaceuticals
Priesthood
Revelation and divination
culture
Amhara
HRAF PubDate
1998
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Eastern Africa
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-4,5
Analyst
Sigrid Khera ; Sarah Bridges ; 1972-1973
Coverage Date
1960s
Coverage Place
Gonder Province, Ethiopia
Notes
Allan Louis Young
UM 71-19, 303
Includes bibliographical references (p. xii-xiv) and index
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Pennsylvania, 1970
LCSH
Amhara (African people)