Samoan Medical Belief & Practice

Samoan Medical Belief & Practice

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  • Author La'avasa and Cluny Macpherson 
  • Published 1990
  • Cluny and La'avasa Macpherson have carried out intensive investigation into the practice and beliefs of contemporary indigenous healers, or fofố, in Western Samoa to produce a fascinating and throughful study. They explain convincingly why traditional Samoan medicine and its skilled practitioners continue to flourish alongside Western medical practice both in Samoa and in Samoan immigrant communities