Malay Poisons And Charm Cures


by Gimlette, John D.

Malay Poisons And Charm Cures

Price:  US$40.80   (SGD51.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 301 pages
Published:  2011, Thailand, 3st Edition
ISBN:  9789745241442
SB#:  052990 (130)

About This Book

Published almost a century ago, Malay Poisons and Charm Cures remains a classic and still definitive reference on the pharmacopoeia and practices of Malay healers, shamans (bomoh) and sorcerers (pawing). Gimlette, a British physician, resided in the Malay State of Kelantan for over a decade, during which he gathered the data that comprises the core of this work. Intended as a medical reference for the Colonial Administration, Gimlette's observations were far more widely encompassing, shedding light not only on traditional pharmacology and toxicology, native theories of disease, medical practice, religious ritual and superstition, but also on Malay anthropology generally. With the present revival in interest in traditional medicine, herbal toxins and treatments, as well as in shamanic practice, Gimlette's work offers rich rewards for a new generation of readers.


* Actual charges are made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).   SGD1.00 = US$0.80