Ann Intern Med. 1980 Mar; 92(3): 417-8.
A Sioux medicine man describes his own illness and approaching death.
A Sioux medicine man spent a long professional life as a "primary care" rural indigenous practitioner. He was treated, against his wishes, in a modern hospital for his own last illness. His description of that experience and of his non-Western medical practice emphasizes persisting problems in the humanistic aspects of our science.