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Cherokee Medicine in North Carolina
Mahoney, James William and Richard “Bark” Foreman, The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor (Asheville, N.C.: Edney & Dedman, 1849.) First North Carolina edition.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory
This collaborative work by a Cherokee healer and a White doctor is part herbal and part ethnography. The Cherokee Physician is one of several early collections of remedies that drew on Indian medicinal practice.