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Record #179243:

Facial paralysis carved in Alaskan Native masks / Richard S. van Wagoner, Tong H. Chun.

Title: Facial paralysis carved in Alaskan Native masks / Richard S. van Wagoner, Tong H. Chun.
Author(s): van Wagoner, Richard S.
Chun, Tong H.
Date: 2007.
In: Alaska Medicine. (2007.), Vol. 49(1) (2007)
Abstract: Suggests that representation of faces on Alaskan Native carved masks is characteristic of facial paralysis symptomatic of acute and chronic otitis media. Notes that studies undertaken in Alaskan aboriginal groups have revealed very high incidence of otitis media and that, between 1966-72, otitis media was third leading cause of hospital admissions.
Notes:

Alaska Medicine. Vol. 49(1) :26-229 (2007).

Keywords: 39 -- Ethnography.
391.8 -- Masks.
613/614(091) -- Medicine, history of.
616.21 -- Diseases of the ear, nose and throat.
7 -- Arts, sport and architecture.
7.031 -- Art, prehistoric and primitive.
I -- Medicine and health.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(*49) -- Alaska.
SPRI record no.: 179243

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