Anatomia, 1838 (Hawaiian text with English translation)

Hardback: $29.00
ISBN-13: 9780824825850
Published: April 2003

Additional Information

208 pages
  • About the Book
  • Anatomia is the only medical textbook written in the Hawaiian language. Gerrit P. Judd, for a time the only medical missionary in the Islands, wrote the text in 1838 to teach basic anatomy to Hawaiians enrolled at the Mission Seminary (Lahainaluna School). Working from a standard elementary textbook of the time, Judd provided his students with more than a simple, straight translation. Rather than “Hawaiianize” Latin or English names and terms, he devised new vocabulary and explained medical functions and practices in words that would be readily understood by a Hawaiian.

    Judd's use of Hawaiian terms and descriptions gives us insights into native cultural and healing practices in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Anatomia is a valuable addition to the growing collection of translations on native health and will be greatly appreciated by linguists, historians, and students of Hawaiian language and culture.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Gerrit P. Judd, Author

    • Esther T. Mookini, Translator

    • Esther T. Mookini, Translator

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