Anatomia, 1838

Anatomia, 1838

By: Gerrit P. Judd (author), Esther T. Mookini (translator)Hardback

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Anatomia is the only medical textbook written in the Hawaiian language. Gerrit P. Judd, for a time the only medical missionary in the Islands, wrote the text in 1838 to teach basic anatomy to Hawaiians enrolled at the Mission Seminary (Lahainaluna School). Working from a standard elementary textbook of the time, Judd provided his students with more than a simple, straight translation. Rather than "Hawaiianize" Latin or English names and terms, he devised a new vocabulary and explained medical functions and practices in words that would be understood by a Hawaiian. Judd's use of Hawaiian terms and descriptions gives us insights into native cultural and healing practices in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Antomia is a valuable addition to the growing collection of translations on native health and will be greatly appreciated by linguists, historians, and students of Hawaiian language and culture.

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About Author

Esther T. Mookini taught Hawaiian language at Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii. Since her retirement, she has worked as a volunteer at the Hawaii Judiciary History Center, where she translates court documents.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780824825850
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780824825850
  • weight: 354
  • ISBN10: 0824825853

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