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Money-Kyrle, R. (1934). Childhood: E. E. Evans-Pritchard. 'The Zande Corporation of Witchdoctors.' The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 1933, Vol. LXIII, pp. 63–100.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 15:469.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Childhood: E. E. Evans-Pritchard. 'The Zande Corporation of Witchdoctors.' The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 1933, Vol. LXIII, pp. 63–100.

(1934). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 15:469

Childhood: E. E. Evans-Pritchard. 'The Zande Corporation of Witchdoctors.' The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 1933, Vol. LXIII, pp. 63–100.

R. Money-Kyrle

Here, as among other primitive tribes, illness is caused by a witch putting something into the body that ought not to be there. The witch-doctor locates and, by a sleight of hand, removes a bone, or worm, or spider, when the patient recovers. Although the witchdoctor knows that his surgery is a deception, and his patient may at least suspect as much, both firmly believe in its efficacy. (The symbolic action convinces the unconscious that the 'bad penis' etc., has gone.)

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Money-Kyrle, R. (1934). Childhood. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 15:469

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