We can say that today’s medicine is of an excellent standard. Doctors have modern equipment and knowledge that allows them to diagnose and treat even the most difficult diseases.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t always like this. To save the life and health of a patient, medics had to reach for solutions now recognized as controversial and even unethical. Back then that was the only option, though it was not always effective.
Lina Medina was born in 1934 in one of the most remote and poor villages in Peru, Antacancha. She lived there with her parents and eight brothers. When she was 4 years old, her body began to change, which aroused the interest of both her parents and everyone in the village. Lina’s belly unnaturally expanded and no one knew the cause of this strange disease. Soon there were rumors that an evil demon came into her body and her frightened father took her to the shaman. Magic rituals and spells were cast by sorcerers but it did not help.
The child was hiding a secret. Go to the next page and learn more!