J R Army Med Corps. 1987 Oct; 133(3): 171-4.
Inappropriate traditional treatment resulting in limb amputation.
Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, Woolwich, London.
Four cases are described where inappropriate treatment by the traditional Nepali spiritualist healer or jhankri resulted in amputation of a previously healthy limb. Such treatments may involve the use of tourniquets, burning, scarification and herbal remedies.