- Words: 822
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: Disease
- Paper #: 60241871
Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands
In her book, "Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands," Shirley Lindenbaum tells of the Fore people of New Guinea and their changing lifestyles when faced with the encroachment of modern society.
However, the focus of her book is the disease of the local indiginous people that was prevalent during the early 1960s, called kuru.
Those afflicted with kuru tremble.