Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (1)
This article presents an English translation of interview with a doctor of traditional poison- therapy (viṣavaidya), V*** S*** Nampūtiri (1917~ ) in Kerala, India. The contents of the interview are 1. Background and present circumstances, 2. Textual traditions, 3. Traditional medicines, 4. Treatments, 5. Mantra and reading omens and 6. The canon of viṣavaidya.
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