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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Shattuck, George Cheever, 1879-
Bequaert, Joseph C. (Joseph Charles),
/$/Yucatan Medical Expeditions,
The peninsula of Yucatan: medical, biological, meteorological
and sociological studies
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1933.
xv-xvii, 1-28, 47-76, 103-104, 127-155, 171-179 p., plates 11-24, 35-42, 47-48 ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by George Cheever Shattuck in collaboration with Joseph C.
Bequaert [et al.]
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Maya (Yucatán Peninsula) (NV10)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Topography and geology (133);
Composition of population (162);
Linguistic identification (197);
Domesticated animals (231);
Water supply (312);
Settlement patterns (361);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The data contained in this source are the composite results
of the First, Second and Third Yucatan Medical Expeditions, organized at the instigation of
the Carnegie Institution of Washington by the Department of Tropical Medicine of Harvard
University. Although primary emphasis is on the study of disease in the State of Yucatan
there is also a great deal of other ethnographic information to be found. The first section
processed covers geography and geology, flora and fauna, native medicines, domestic
animals, water supplies, and general population statistics. The second portion processed
presents information on the Mayan population and its distribution, ethnic subgroups, racial
affinities, language, clothing, the Mayan medicine man, childbirth customs, food,
agriculture, and religion. The remaining section contains information on various diseases
found in the Yucatan area, and their treatment at clinics set up by the Yucatan Medical
Expedition in various Mayan villages. At the time of this field study Shattuck was
assistant professor of tropical medicine at Harvard University Medical School. He was a
member of the First and Second Expeditions but not the Third. The portion of Chapter 3
dealing with Mayan Midwifery was written by Miss Katheryn MacKay, R.N., while the section
dealing with Parturition and Care of the Infant was written by Robert Redfield. Chapter 7
also contains a report by Miss MacKay on the Chichen Itza clinic.
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Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Only the frontispiece, map facing p. 29, pp. xv-xvii,
1-28, 47-76, 103-104, 127-155, 171-179, and plates 11-24, 35-42, 47-48 are included
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1965-1966
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings