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Medicine man

A medicine man is a person recognized as a local physician knowledgeable in the healing arts who serves at the will of the people in the community. The communities for which this positioon exists are often hunter-gatherer or agrarian.

The medicine man is an artist who applies with skill the endemic knowledge[?] about healing arts to the local folklore. He is not unlike the modern day physician whose practice is measured in court against the norm of practice within the local community.



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