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History of the Cajuns: Encyclopedia of Cajun Life
Medicine / Health

Doctors were scarce in early Louisiana.  Cajuns often depended on traiteurs for help.  They used a combination of folk medicine and superstition. The Glen Pitre movie Belizaire the Cajun is about a 19th century traiteur.
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