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The Epistemology of Symbols in African Medicine

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This article will discuss the epistemology of symbols employed by African traditional medical practitioners in treating their patients and the essence of such symbols among traditional communities across the continent. Relying on diverse studies by other researchers and my own investigation conducted among the Igbo of south-eastern Nigeria, this paper will explore relevant aspects of African traditional medicine as they relate to symbols employed by the practitioners in their effort to offer health care and general wellbeing to their clients.

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Ngangah, I. (2013). The Epistemology of Symbols in African Medicine. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 117-121. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31A019.

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