demonology and Indian medicine

Joseph Walser jwalse01 at EMERALD.TUFTS.EDU
Mon Jul 29 17:41:06 UTC 2002

This is probably obvious, but has this patron read Kenneth Zysk's
_Religious Medicine_? I seem to recall an interesting discussion of
demonology there.


On Monday, July 29, 2002 12:34 PM, Allen W Thrasher [SMTP:athr at LOC.GOV]
> I have a patron who is interested in the role of demonic forces in
> traditional Indian medicine, as background for their role in Tibetan
> medicine.  I have referred her to the Kumaratantra and vernacular works
> on demons as they affect children.  My library's copy of Meulenbeld's
> History of Indian medical literature is unavailable in processing.
> Could someone give some references on the subject?  The patron knows
> English, Russian, Tibetan, and Mongolian.
> Thanks,
> Allen
> Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
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