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Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands (Explorations in World Ethnology)


Publisher:Mayfield Publishing Company



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Kuru, a fatal neurological disease thought to be transmitted through cannibalism, is examined in the Fore, a New Guinea people afflicted with the disease, who believe it to be caused by sorcery. The author also discusses Fore beliefs about diagnosis and prevention of other diseases.

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