oa South African Medical Journal - Clinical observations on toxic effects of Xhosa medicine

Volume 48, Issue 57
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Toxic effects of Xhosa medicine causing morbidity and mortality were observed among inpatients in a mission hospital in the Ciskei. In all recorded cases the intake of Xhosa medicine was confirmed by the patient or his relatives, but no details are known about the nature of the substance used.

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