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The author focuses her work on the Pucc-Mayan zone from the peninsula of Yucatan. She seems to find healers who combine several specialties contrary to the Eastern area where specialization is rather strict. This article points out the impact modern medicine has caused regarding the treatment of illnesses of physical origins. The same healers introduce allopathic remedies at the same time they deal with herbalist treatments. Within the indigenous cultural context, in regards to illnesses of psychosomatic nature, the healer is considered to be the only one who has the knowledge to detect them and heal them.

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