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Magallania (Punta Arenas)

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LEON L, Marco Antonio. Medicine and cultural resistances in the province of Chiloe 1826-1930. Magallania [online]. 2016, vol.44, n.1, pp.41-55. ISSN 0718-2244.

This research presents the main characteristics of cultural resistance of the population of the archipelago of Chiloé, in the nineteenth century, the arrival of representatives of official medicine (doctors and vaccinators) to their communities. Through the review of archival sources mainly seeks to establish that sorcery and witchcraft constitute not only a caring alternative to cure the ills of the people, but also an instance of conflict resolution by the chilotas rural communities.

Keywords : medicine; sorcery; witchcraft; cultural resistance; insularity.

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