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Title:Indigenous Healers of Ethiopia: Victims of a Healing Profession
Author:Teshome-Bahiru, Wondwosen
Year:2002
Periodical:African Anthropologist (ISSN 1024-0969)
Volume:9
Issue:2
Period:September
Pages:102-116
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:healers
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Health and Nutrition
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/aa/article/view/23062
Abstract:The aim of this article is to identify the negative stereotypes of healers in Ethiopia, which have hindered cooperation between practitioners of traditional medicine and those of cosmopolitan medicine. The article also analyses the reasons why these stereotypes have led to the condemnation and persecution of healers in the past and in the present. The article suggests possible ways of clearing the misunderstandings between the practitioners of both medical systems (indigenous and cosmopolitan). The primary data were collected in Addis Ababa by using anthropological techniques of data collection, observation and interview. It was observed that these age-old stereotypes have economic, social, psychological and legal impacts on healers. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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