Licensed kahuna and non-licensed kahuna, 1875.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

To the Medical Kahuna in Ewa and Waianae, we have heard that there are many Hawaiian medical kahuna without licenses to practice medicine who are treating patients in those districts. You know that the treating of others without a license is prohibited, and if you do not listen, you will be in trouble. There is but one kahuna who is licensed, and that is Kauhalu; and he has the power to arrest and sue under Law the one or ones who doctor people without license. “Don’t touch, don’t undertake this,” or you will face troubles, therefore, “Beware when treading in the uplands of Puna.”¹

¹”E nihi ka hele i ka uka o Puna,” is a famous warning given by Hiiaka to her aikane Wahineomao. It became used as a general warning to be careful of what you are doing.

(Kuokoa, 9/19/1874, p. 2)

I na kahuna lapaau...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 38, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 19, 1874.

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