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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Bryant, A. T. (Alfred T.)
Zulu medicine and medicine-men
Published By: Original publisher
Cape Town: C. Struik. 1966. 115 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] A. T. Bryant
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Bodily injuries (752);
Theory of disease (753);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Medical therapy (757);
Medical personnel (759);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a Zulu materia medica, with brief descriptions of
medicine-men and curing as well. The majority of the text is a listing of 240 Zulu
medicinal plants, their botanical identification and a discussion of how and for what they
are used. Two valuable tables at the back of the book list the plants first by Latin name,
then by Zulu name, give a brief description of their use and refer the reader to the
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
'Table of Zulu medicinal plants arranged in botanical
order' Includes bibliographical references (p. 86-115)
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.
Martin Malone ; 1979
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zulu (African people)