The Licensing of Kahuna Lapaau, 1874.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

Hawaiian Medical Practitioners.—At the sitting of the Hawaiian Board of Health [Papa Ola Hawaii] these past days, as a result of the Hawaiian Medical Practitioners asking for Licenses for them to practice. For many reasons seen by the Board, the Members of the Papa Ola Hawaii could not approve the many kahuna lapaau who it was seen that their knowledge did not follow the Law. Therefore, they denied a majority of the kahuna; and only three kahuna were approved of by the Board; these are their names: Wahinealii of Ewa, Oahu; Kawaakaukahi of Honolulu; and Kanakaokai from Pukoo, Molokai.


{Mr. Opu,—What do you think about the money taken from the kahuna by the Sweet-Talking Sharks [Niuhi Malileo] passing before the Offices during those days? Editor [L. H.]}

(Kuokoa, 12/26/1874, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 26, 1874.

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