• The Medicine Man of the American Indian and His Cultural Background


    William Thomas Corlett.


    Springfield: Charles C. Thomas, 1935.  Octavo. Red cloth boards with author's inscription on the first free end paper. A couple of miniature white spots adorn the head of the text block and the heel and crown of the spine show minor signs of rubbing. Garamond type and Patten's White Wove Rag paper. 369 pages. First edition, inscribed by the author to a colleague in the medical profession. Near fine in a good jacket. 


    An early, illustrated work of medical anthropology concerning the role of medicine man in different Native American cultures, from the arctic to patagonia. Corlett spent time among the Ojibway Indians of Northern Canada in 1879 and writes out of this experience. 


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