chapter  V
Superstitious Treatment of Disease
ByJustus Doolittle
Pages 21

When the Chinese are sick they oftentimes have recourse to some god or goddess which they suppose has the control of the particular disease with which they are taken. They burn incense before the image, and implore a speedy recovery. If they should recover, the credit is given to the divinity worshipped, and an offering of meats or vegetables is made.