demonology and Indian medicine

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Mon Jul 29 12:34:23 EDT 2002


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.
Senior Reference Librarian
Southern Asia Section
Asian Division
Library of Congress
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