The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 99, July 1995 - April, 1996 Page: 346
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Cover: Curandera (Faith Healer), by Carmen Lomas Garza, 1989. Oil on
linen, 24 x 32 inches. Courtesy Carmen Lomas Garza. Collection of the Mexi-
can Museum, San Francisco. Photograph of the painting by Kathleen Culbert-
Aguilar. Photograph courtesy the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago.
This vibrant painting of a curandera (faith healer) practicing her craft
captures the Mexican American milieu of this folk medicine practice.
Contrary to the notion of the curandera as a figure known only in Mexi-
can American communities, however, the article beginning on page 291
of this issue makes clear that many non-Hispanic people with health
problems sought out curanderas as well.
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