Acta Medica Medianae
Bulevar dr Zorana Đinđića 81
18000 Niš, Srbija
Copyright 2007 by Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis
Popular medicine appeared in ancient times. The skills of a popular healer were passed generation to generation. They were people of all kinds: barbers, witch doctors, fortunetellers, Moslem priests, clergymen, monks, herb gatherers and wound healers. Even the rulers “healed” others when there was a serous wound to heal. The most popular one in Nis was Deruni Baba (“there was no prayer that God would not fulfill to Deruni Baba”). The people were helping each other with superstition. Acta Medica Medianae 2007;46(1):23-24.
Key words: popular healers, Deruni Baba, superstitio