Māori Plant Use

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THOMSON Arthur S. 1854 - 1855. On the peculiarities in figure, the disfigurations, and the customs of the New Zealanders; with remarks on their diseases, and on their modes of treatment. British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review 26: 489-502. 28: 461-470. 30(1855): 524?-529
AUTHOR: THOMSON Arthur S.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1854 - 1855
TITLE: On the peculiarities in figure, the disfigurations, and the customs of the New Zealanders; with remarks on their diseases, and on their modes of treatment
PUBLISHER: British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review.
NOTES: Author gives a general physical description of the Māori and goes on to describe their 'disfigurations' in some detail (e.g. tattooing, pierced ears, depilation). The leprosy type disease ngerengere is described and causes suggested. Other diseases are described and frequency noted. Treatment methods are outlined - the use of karakia, steam baths. A list of medicinal plants is given with information taken from Taylor's 'Leaf from the Natural History of New Zealand'
LINK WORDS: medicinal
RECORD NUMBER: 2431