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"Kahuna La'au Lapa'au: The Practice of Hawaiian Herbal Medicine"

Item Number
286
Estimated Value
$45 USD
Sold
$55 USD to ph1a89f24
Number of Bids
9  -  Bid History

Item Description

"Kahuna La'au Lapa'au: The Practice of Hawaiian Herbal Medicine"

By June Gutmanis

Translations by Theodore Kelsey

Illustrations by Susan G. Monden

This book is number 87 of a limited edition of 5,000 copies from the Hawaiian Bicentennial Library. It is signed by the author. Copyright 1976.

Excerpt from book:"This book is about one of the several classes of Hawaiian medical kahuna the la'au lapa'au who were herbal practitioners. It is based upon interviews with living Hawaiians, the notes, journals and collections of now deceased Hawaiians, the records required of the 'native medical practitioners' by the Sessions Laws of 1868, articles appearing in Hawaiian language papers, the writings of David Malo, John II, S.M. Kamakau, Kepelino Keauokalani and Mary Kawena Pukui, as well as the collection of Elia Helekunihi which was published by Thomas Spencer, the journals of N.B. Emerson and especially the collection of Theodore Kelsey."

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