Tears of the Desert- Healthcare and Healing Practices

Ch. 1

Page 8- Halima was cut open, she bled, became infected .

Page 8- Hijabs potent spell prayers

Page 8- Fakirs- prepare to protect people

Page 9- Boy had scars on his head

Page 10- This was cut when the boy was little

Ch. 2

Page 13- Scarring makes women beautiful. Hours of cutting with a razor blade.

Page 20-21- Double Medicine gathering. Grandma would stop at trees and pick things up that would be good to cure Malaria and help prevent getting it.

Ch.3

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Ch.4

Page 39- The mothers ear was hurting. The grandmother poured hot sesame oil inside the ear. Then poured gas into the ear.

Ch.5- Taihree- “unbearable pain” sewn up only a tiny hole of the circumcision.

Ch.5-

Page 57-Antibotics, broke then put them put powder over area that was wounded locked the thighs together.

Ch.6

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Ch.7

Page 89- Short supply of water so sesame oil was used to cleanse and moisturize water

Ch.8

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Ch.9

Page 111- Potion, power of hijabs

Ch.10

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Ch.11

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Ch.12

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Ch.13

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Ch.14

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Ch.15

Page 170- Doctor. Helping patients (Halima) Patient was pregnant with a set of twins.

Ch.16

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Ch.17

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Ch.18

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Ch.19

Page 213- Girls came into clinic and they were all circumcised. In much pain. Needed help and received help.

Ch.20

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Ch.21

Page 234- Halima started working in a health clinic around her village.

Ch. 22

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Ch.23

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Ch.24

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Ch. 25

Page 278- Halima was ill and sent to a local GP. She was in the hospital for three weeks and was on antidepressants.

Ch.26

Page 282- Halima had an infection in her stomach.

Ch.27

Page 287- She was diagnosed with anemia and was sent to London to see a specialists, also was pregnant.

Page 289- Even though she had all of these troubles her baby was born naturally.

Ch.28

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