Views And Reviews

Healing ancient and modern

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 15 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1023
  1. J Hollis-Triantafillou

    “Could you just wait a minute, doctor,” said the harassed young father, slightly guiltily I thought, as he opened the door and showed me into the sitting room. The baby that I had been called to see was wailing loudly in the next room, and after a brief delay I was ushered in to see her. Besides mother and baby there were two elderly yia-yias [grandmothers] in black, one of whom was vigorously rocking the baby, who suddenly stopped crying and gave me a tentative smile.

    “What a beautiful baby!” I exclaimed. There was an …

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