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Notes on Early Cherokee Surgery

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The Cherokee healed their sick with a combination of herbal treatments, invocations to deities, rituals to counteract witchcraft, and limited surgery. Most surgeries consisted of scarification. Tools such as flint arrowheads, turkey leg bones, sucking horns, and blackberry stickers were used to perform surgeries. Herbal medicines such as Joe Pyeweed (Eupatorium) were also used to treat the sick.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 52 Issue 11, Apr 1985, p15, il