FONTENOT, Wonda L.
Secret doctors: Ethnomedicine of African Americans.Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1994.
"Based on an ethnographic study of the traditional medicine of African Americans in the rural southern United States, this work concentrates on the original Louisiana Territory, with its Native and African American indigenous traditions, and the French migration and Black Haitian freed and enslaved population influx during the 1700s and 1800s. Fontenot finds strong ties between rural Louisiana practices and Haitian and West African medicine. The ethnographer, a native of the region where she did her research, is respected among local practicing secret doctors and is able to give a unique insider's view." (publisher)
Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Haiti, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American South, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine