High in the Peruvian Andes, a changing climate is pressuring a peasant agricultural community already living close to the margins. In recent years plagues, drought, and hail have destroyed harvests. Many families, unable to cope with these calamities, have abandoned their lands for the coast. Whereas 25 years ago traditional healers were abundant, few now enter healing roles. The only remaining medical authority is Don Felipe Llaro, an 80-year-old bonesetter and herbalist. The future of an ancient medical tradition is in peril.

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