I am the Pain Doctor

Subject:Traditional medicine
Length:1,000 ft (27 min)
Year Released:1976
Director:Dan Baker
Distributor:Smithsonian HSFA
Library Code:Smithsonian HSFA 90.2.1
Description:Edited film documenting the work of Chamorro traditional curer, Juan Cepeda, on the island of Guam, Micronesia. Film discusses aspects of the history of Guam and the roots of the indigenous healing tradition practiced by contemporary Guamanian curers. Detailed are the curerÕs trade and indigenous ideas about the cause of disease, diagnoses, and knowledge of materia medica, with examples of the physical and ritual aspects of therapy.
Record No:2840
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