A lama doctor, or amchi, reading religious texts outside a sick man's tent. Lamas were often trained in medicine and would be called on to administer medicine and to chant an appropriate religious text. The texts are bound with a leather strap. This photograph was taken in the hospital camp set up by the British Mission doctor, Dr Morgan, in the grounds of the Dekyi Lingka. The tent style is distinctively non-Tibetan and the amchi is supporting his texts upon a package crate
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