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Title:The 'way of our Fathers': CMS missionaries and Yorb health in the nineteenth century
Author:Alanamu, TemimolaISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Lagos Historical Review (ISSN 1596-5031)
Volume:10
Pages:1-27
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Yoruba
missions
health care
1800-1899
Abstract:This article examines the conflicts between missionaries and the Yorb, regarding health and healing in nineteenth- century Yorbland, Nigeria. An in-depth analysis of missionary interventions in indigenous medical therapy is reconstructed using the journals and letters of CMS missionaries from 1846-1890. With Abeokuta as a case study, it is argued that precolonial CMS missionaries attempted to abolish indigenous Yorb medical practices. However, they were unsuccessful. The reasons for this failure constitute the focus of this article. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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