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Slave medicine and Obeah in Barbados, circa 1650 to 1834

2000 (Jerome Handler) “Slave medicine and Obeah in Barbados, circa 1650 to 1834.” Nieuwe West-Indische Gids–New West Indian Guide 74: 57-60. This article describes the medical beliefs and practices of Barbadian slaves. Author discusses the role of supernatural forces in … Continue reading

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Slave Medicine and Plant Use in Barbados

1993 (J. S. Handler¬† and J. Jacoby) “Slave Medicine and Plant Use in Barbados.” JBMHS 41: 74-98. The early healing practices of Barbadian slaves had their roots in traditional West African medicine which involved the use of plants. Both Africans … Continue reading

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