Bishop Museum Handbook Volume 1-2

Bishop Museum Handbook Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...described, so great pains were taken to conceal the foreskin and umbilical cord in some safe place.-1 _ 63 _. Abortion was practiced in various ways; the Hawaiian vocabulary contains seven words designating as many methods. No. 4980 is a bambu stiletto used for that purpose. In administering clysters (usually an infusion of hau bark in hot water) a syringe was made of a cow s horn (No. 174), of bambu (No. 175), or commonly of gourd (Nos. 4974.4979), the patient being placed on his knees with his head to the ground, the kahuna s breath forcing the enema. No. 4107 is an ivory pounder for crushing drugs, and No. 177 is a cup made from the vertebra of a cachelot, bone and ivory being considered especi 49. HINAI POEPOE. ally fit for the preparation and administration of remedial agents. Nos. 42484249 are bath rubbers of vesicular lava, used to remove loose epidermis. No. 4988 is a bundle of maia pilo wood (Capparis sandwzk/zz'ana) over which a kahuna has breathed a blessing; in..seri0us cases this was used to cook the food prescribed by the kahuna. No. 4981 is a bit of pumice used to remove the fur on a patient s tongue, and by removing the sympton so cure the disease! There is of course nothing ancient about the use of tobacco on these islands; it was introduced by the whites and quickly adopted by the natives, who generally raised their own tobacco in the earlier days, the weed growing here as a weed usually does. The fashion of the pipe was, however, curious and specimens have been brought together in Case 21, see also Fig. 48. In smoking, the Hawaiians used to pull a few whiffs and then pass the pipe to the next person; smoke was generally swallowed. For pipes wood was the rule, and whale ivory, No. 4318, the exception, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597095
  • 9781236597090