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Niño Fidencio

A Heart Thrown Open

Dore Gardner, Author

Niño Fidencio was a Mexican folk healer who lived in the northern state of Nuevo Leon in the early part of the 20th century. When he died in 1938, he was the country's most prominent healer. This book presents a reverential look at the experiences of his contemporary followers through documentary photographs.


Reviews

"Nino Fidencio was a Mexican folk healer who lived in the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon in the early part of the 20th century. When he died at the age of 40 in 1938 he was the country's most prominent healer.[This book] presents a reverential look at the experiences of his contemporary followers through Dore Gardner's documentary photographs...a fascinating glimpse into a little-known phenomenon as well as a testament to the power of belief."
-The New York Times Book Review


Trim: 9" x 9.5"

Pages: 136

Illustrations: 45 duotones

Folklore/Folk Arts

Medicine

History

©1999

Paperback $24.95

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