Healing: the fever abates in South Africa

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Peltzer
KEYWORDS: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, TRADITIONAL HEALERS, TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/june-2009/healing-fever
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5917

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Abstract

Surveys on the use and practice of traditional/complementary/alternative medicine over the past decade suggest that, although traditional medicine still plays an important role among South Africans, traditional or faith healers seem to be visited less often than before, writes Karl Peltzer.