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The Dancing Healers: A Doctor's Journey of Healing with Native Americans

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This fascinating account of a Yale-trained psychiatrist's twenty-year experience with Native American healing interweaves autobiography with stories of the Native Americans who challenged his medical school assumptions about their methods.

While working as a family physicans in a Native American hospital in the Southwest, Carl Hammerschlag was introduced to a patient named Santiago, a Pueblo priest and clan chief, who asked him where he had learned how to heal. Hammerschlag responded almost by rote, rattling off his medical education, intership, and certification.

The old man replied,"Do you know how to dance?"

To humor Santiago, Hammerschlag shuffled his feet at the priest's bedside. Despite his condition, Santiago got up and demonstrated the proper steps. "You must be able to dance if you are to heal people,"he admonished the young doctor."I can teach you my steps, but you will have to hear your own music."

Hammerschlag synthesizes his Jewish heritage with his experience with Native Americans to produce a practice open to all methods of healing. He discovers the wisdom of the Pueblo priest's question to his Western doctor, "Do you know how to dance?"

Synopsis:

Interweaving autobiography with stories of the Native Americans who challenged his medical school assumptions, Dr. Hammerschlag recounts his 22 years of working with the Indian Health Service in the Southwest.

About the Author

Carl A. Hammerschlag, M.D., is a lecturer at the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tucson and is founder of the Turtle Island Project.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062503954
Subtitle:
A Doctor's Journey of Healing with Native Americans
Author:
Hammerschlag, Carl A.
Author:
Hammerschlag, Carl A.
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Occult sciences and parapsychology
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Health Services
Subject:
Indians, North American.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Medical care -- Southwest, New.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Metaphysics-Healing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
61
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
30
Publication Date:
19890913
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.04x5.36x.48 in. .36 lbs.

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