Join us as Dr. Hinojosa presents a fascinating lecture on Saturday, December 15, at 11:00 am at the Mission Historical Museum. Admission is FREE to the public.

Mexicans and Mexican Americans have for generations drawn from folk medical traditions to diagnose and treat many ills. Different kinds of specialists have emerged over the years, each taking on different approaches when treating clients. This presentation introduces the viewer to the world of folk healers, focusing on their different skill sets and materials they use.

Servando Z. Hinojosa teaches in the Anthropology Program of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he lectures courses on Mesoamerica, religion, and Mexican American folk medicine. His research centers on the spiritual and health practices of the highland Maya people of Guatemala. Professor Hinojosa has taught at UTPA, now UTRGV, since 1998.

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