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Woman As Healer: A Panoramic Survey of the Healing
Activities of Women from Prehistoric Times to the Present
Jeanne Achterberg, Shambhala, Boston, © 1991.

Healing and taking care of the sick have been universal female tasks. This book examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. The author discusses the types of work and approaches of healers from their status in early cultures, through the periods of persecution and the development of professionalism, to a return to "more balanced" current approaches.


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