Black Medicine

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Black Medicine
Black medicine.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration by Lee Brown Coye for Black Medicine
Author Arthur J. Burks
Cover artist Lee Brown Coye
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, Horror short stories
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 308 pp

Black Medicine is a collection of stories by author Arthur J. Burks. It was released in 1966 by Arkham House in an edition of 1,952 copies and was the author's first book published by Arkham House. All but one of the stories had originally appeared in the magazine Weird Tales.


Black Medicine contains the following tales:

  1. Strange Tales of Santo Domingo
    • "A Broken Lamp Chimney"
    • "Desert of the Dead"
    • "Daylight Shadows"
    • "The Sorrowful Sisterhood"
    • "The Phantom Chibo"
    • "Faces"
  2. "Three Coffins"
  3. "When the Graves Were Opened"
  4. "Vale of the Corbies"
  5. "Voodoo"
  6. "Luisma's Return"
  7. "Thus Spake the Prophetess"
  8. "Black Medicine"
  9. "Bells of Oceana"
  10. "The Ghosts of Steamboat Coulee"
  11. "Guatemozin the Visitant"


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