Medicine man/woman #general


Lili Susser <susserl@...>
 

Army doctors wanted to cut off the bad leg but he protested vehemently
and, upon being told he would die otherwise, said well then, he would
die. So he was sent home. The local "healer" (does anyone know who that
might have been? a midwife? a rebbe? and does anyone know what this
medicine man/woman was called?) >>

There were medics who were called in Polish "felczer". They were not
doctors but had the same skills and were allowed to perform as such.
Lili Susser

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