MAYA MEDICINE: Traditional Healing in Yucatan
Edition: First printing.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the practice of traditional Maya medicine which examines "the work of curers in Piste, Mexico, a small town in the Yucatn Peninsula near the ruins of Chichen Itza. The traditions of plant use and ethnomedicine applied by these healers have been transmitted from one generation to the next since the colonial period throughout the state of Yucatan and the adjoining states of Campeche and Quintana Roo. . . The author collected plants with traditional healers and observed their techniques including prayer and massage as well as plant medicine, western medicine, and ritual practices." Illustrated with drawings of plants. Includes a map, several tables, a plant catalogue, glossary and index. vii, 152 pp. ISBN: 0-826328644.
Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)