An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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The religious system of the Amazulu. Izinyanga zokubula; or, divination, as existing among the Amazulu, in their own words, with a translation into English, and notes.

Natal : John Blair & London: Trübner & Co., 1870.

Callaway, a surgeon turned missionary and bishop of the Diocese of Natal, may have been the first to publish actual transcriptions of Zulu divination, including indigenous medical beliefs and practices, in their original language, with translation and notes. Part IV (pp. 416-448) specificially concerns "Medical magic and witchcraft." There are also numerous other references to medicine throughout the text. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link. Though its formal title page is dated 1870, and indicates that it was published in several cities in South Africa in 1870, the copy available from the Internet Archive indicates that the printed sheets were distributed by The Folk-Lore Society in 1884. 

Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › South Africa, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine