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Story: The 'Bushman doctor'


The 'Bushman doctor'


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The Bushman Doctor or Sorcerer (who may be of either sex). By /han≠kass’o (L VIII.-20. 7757-7762, 7768-7774). When the !gixa (or healer or 'Bushman doctor') 'snores' the person, he takes sticks out of them and then sneezes them out. If he snores a lion, he makes a sound like a lion, etc. After being snored, the person recovers and can return to the hunting-ground.


1) |han≠kass'o observed this happen, but the doctors were dead by the time of this account, 2) This story is found in Book VIII-20


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


19 – 21 October 1878


Healing and ailing, History (personal)


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