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Yao-English dictionary compiled by Sylvia J. Lombard. Edited by Herbert C. Purnell, Jr

Author:
Lombard, Sylvia J  Search this
Author:
Purnell, Herbert C  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 363 pages 28 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Dictionaries (form)
Place:
Yao (Südostasien)
Yao-Sprache (Miao-Yao-Sprache)
Date:
1968
Topic:
Yao language (Southeast Asia)--English  Search this
Yao (Langue austro-asiatique)--Dictionnaires anglais  Search this
18.04 English language  Search this
18.94 Indonesian and Malay language and/or literature  Search this
Yao language (Southeast Asia)  Search this
Wörterbuch  Search this
Yao  Search this
Yao-Sprache  Search this
Hmong-Miën-talen  Search this
Engels  Search this
Call number:
PL3311.Y3L6X 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_234829

Carol Laderman Papers

Creator:
Laderman, Carol  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet ((15 boxes and 1 manuscript envelope) and 154 cassette tapes)
Culture:
Malays (Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Sound recordings
Photographs
Place:
Kampong Merchang (Terengganu)
Malaysia
Date:
1970-2009
Summary:
Carol Laderman was a medical anthropologist best known for her research on Malay traditional medicine. Her work focused on beliefs and practices regarding childbirth and nutrition as well as shamanic healing practices in rural Malaysia. This collection consists of the professional papers of Carol Laderman, medical anthropologist and university professor. The bulk of the collection pertains to her research on childbirth, nutrition, and shamanic healing practices in rural Malaysia. These materials include field notes, surveys, transcripts of Main Peteri ceremonies, grant applications, photographs, and sound recordings. Of special interest are her photographs of midwives and shamans treating patients, including Main Peteri ceremonies, as well as traditional Malay weddings and festivals. Also noteworthy are her recordings of Main Peteri ceremonies and her interviews with midwives and shamans. The collection also contains her unpublished and published writings; her dissertation; a report on her undergraduate fieldwork with pregnant Puerto Rican teenagers; her lecture notes and files as a university professor; files documenting her involvement in professional associations; and correspondence with colleagues.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the professional papers of Carol Laderman, medical anthropologist and university professor. The bulk of the collection pertains to her research on childbirth, nutrition, and shamanic healing practices in rural Malaysia. These materials include field notes, surveys, transcripts of Main Peteri ceremonies, grant applications, photographs, and sound recordings. Of special interest are her photographs of midwives and shamans treating patients, including Main Peteri ceremonies, as well as traditional Malay weddings and festivals. Also noteworthy are her recordings of Main Peteri ceremonies and her interviews with midwives and shamans. The collection also contains her unpublished and published writings; her dissertation; a report on her undergraduate fieldwork with pregnant Puerto Rican teenagers; her lecture notes and files as a university professor; files documenting her involvement in professional associations; and correspondence with colleagues.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized in 8 series: Series 1. Research, 1972, 1975-1977, 1981, 1985, 1987, 2000-2003, undated; Series 2. Writings, 1970, 1975, 1978-2001, 2004, undated; Series 3. Student Files, 1972, 1975, 1979, undated; Series 4. Teacher Files, 1977, 1979-1982, 2001-2002, 2007, undated; Series 5. Correspondence, 1974-1981, 1985-2005, 2009, undated; Series 6. Professional Activities, circa 1981, 1989-1990, 1994, 2004, undated; Series 7. Photographs, circa 1975-1977, circa 1982, undated; Series 8. Sound Recordings, 1976-1977, 1982, 2003, undated.
Biographical/Historical note:
Carol Laderman was a medical anthropologist best known for her research on Malay traditional medicine. Her work focused on beliefs and practices regarding childbirth and nutrition as well as shamanic healing practices in rural Malaysia.

Laderman (née Cohen) was born on October 25, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York. When she was 6, her father changed their family's surname to Ciavati due to his difficulty as a Jew finding an engineering job. Laderman grew up with musical aspirations, intending to become a concert pianist. She attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and majored in music at Brooklyn College. In 1953, she married Gabriel Laderman, a painter and later an art professor. She took a leave from college to follow her husband after he was drafted into the U.S. Army five months following their wedding. Her hiatus from college spanned fifteen years, during which time she had two sons (1958, 1965). She also worked as a legal secretary in Ithaca, New York, and as a social secretary and translator for an opera singer when she and her family lived in Italy.

After returning to New York City, she enrolled in evening classes at Hunter College. Although she planned to resume her studies in music, her academic focus changed after taking an anthropology course taught by medical anthropologist Rena Gropper. In 1972, she earned her B.A. in Anthropology, and with the assistance of a Danforth Foundation Fellowship, she attended graduate school at Columbia University, where she earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1979.

As an undergraduate student, Laderman conducted fieldwork at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City (1972-1973), assisting in a project on pregnant teenagers and nutritional health. She was assigned to collect data on Puerto Rican adolescent mothers, which exposed her to humoral beliefs in food, medicine, and people. This experience would later inspire her to conduct her graduate fieldwork on nutrition and childbirth in Malaysia, where humoral beliefs were also held but not well-explored by researchers.

From 1975 to 1977, Laderman and her family lived in Merchang, in Trengganu (now Terengganu), Malaysia. Working under the auspices of the Malaysian Ministry of Health of the Institute for Medical Research, Laderman studied both traditional and hospital-based medicine. As part of her fieldwork, she received training from a hospital to collect blood samples to study the effects of birthing and dietary practices on women's health. She also apprenticed herself to a traditional midwife (bidan kampung), whom she assisted in a number of births. By comparing food ideologies and actual food intake of pregnant and postpartum women, Laderman was able to refute the prevailing view of scholars that malnutrition among rural Malays was largely due to dietary restrictions based on the humoral system. In her dissertation, "Conceptions and Preconceptions: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia," Laderman describes how Malay women adapt their diets to their needs and that their customs allow for interpretation and manipulation. In 1983, a revised version of her dissertation was published as Wives and Midwives: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia.

While seeking to gain an understanding of traditional Malay medicine in its entirety, Laderman also became exposed to theatrical spirit séances known as Main Peteri (also Puteri or Teri). At that time Main Peteri was no longer performed in most Malaysian states but was still thriving in Trengganu and nearby Kelantan. Performed primarily as healing ceremonies by shamans (bomoh), Main Peteri was a last resort for the afflicted. These performances were characterized by entranced patients, spirit possessions, singing, music, dancing, and an audience. Laderman attended and participated in a number of these ceremonies and became a student and adopted daughter to a shaman. She recorded and transcribed several Main Peteri performances and received an NEH grant (1981-1985) to translate the texts. She also returned to Merchang in 1982 to conduct further research on traditional healing ceremonies. In her monograph Taming the Wind of Desire (1991), she discusses Main Peteri and its relationship to the Malay concept of Inner Winds (angin), which determine a person's personality, talents, and drives. In 1987 to 1990, she returned to her musical roots to collaborate with ethnomusicologist Marina Roseman to transcribe, analyze, and interpret the music of Main Peteri. Together, she and Roseman also edited The Performance of Healing (1996). In addition, Laderman became interested in the effects of urbanization and globalization on traditional Malay healing practices, a topic which she addressed in a collection of her writings, The Life and Death of Traditional Malay Medicine (in press).

Laderman was a professor at the Department of Anthropology at City University of New York City College (1990-2010). She was also an associate professor at Fordham University (1982-1990) and taught briefly at Hunter College (1978-1980), Brooklyn College (1979-1980), and Yale University (1980-1982).

She died on July 6, 2010 at the age of 77.

Sources Consulted

[Autobiographical statement], Series 2. Writings, Carol Laderman Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

1972. Carol Laderman, SGS Student, Wins Danforth Fellowship. SGS Newsletter 2(7): 1.

Laderman, Carol. 1983. Wives and Midwives: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia. Berkeley, California: University of California Press.

Laderman, Carol. 1991. Taming the Wind of Desire: Psychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance. Berkeley, California: University of California Press.

Maizura, Intan. 2003, September 28. A bidan, a bomoh & a New Yorker. Nuance: 16-18.

Roseman, Marina, Laurel Kendall and Robert Knox Dentan. 2011. Obituaries: Carol Laderman (1932-2010). American Anthropologist 113(2): 375-377.

1932 -- Born October 25 in Brooklyn, New York

1953 -- Marries Gabriel Laderman and takes a leave from Brooklyn College

1972 -- Earns B.A. in Anthropology from Hunter College

1972-1973 -- Conducts research at Mt. Sinai Hospital on ethnic eating patterns, food beliefs, and anemia in adolescent Puerto Rican mothers

1975-1977 -- Conducts fieldwork in Merchang in Trengganu, Malaysia

1979 -- Earns Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University

1982 -- Returns to Malaysia to conduct fieldwork on shamanism and trance healing

1982-1988 -- Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Fordham University

1988-1990 -- Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Fordham University

1990-2010 -- Professor, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York City College

2010 -- Dies on July 6
Related Materials:
Two videotapes were received with the Carol Laderman papers and transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives.

Some of Laderman's original field recordings are at Columbia University's Center for Ethnomusicology. Copies of those recording are in this collection and are so noted.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Carol Laderman's sons, Raphael and Michael Laderman in 2012.
Restrictions:
The Carol Laderman Papers are open for research. Access to the Carol Laderman Papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. Permission to use sound recordings of Main Peteri ceremonies transcribed and published in Taming the Wind of Desire must be obtained from Columbia University's Center for Ethnomusicology.
Topic:
Traditional medicine  Search this
Shamanism  Search this
Malay language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Medical anthropology  Search this
Malays (Asian people) -- Medicine  Search this
Seances  Search this
Pregnancy -- Nutritional aspects  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Ethnology -- Malaysia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Carol Laderman Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-09
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Carol Laderman Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33834bd8d-479d-4d3c-ab0d-97f73a5a3609
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2012-09
Online Media:

Laporan persidangan geologi yang ke 22 : kertas teknik / Yin Ee Heng ; Penyiasatan Kajibumi Malaysia, Kementerian Perusahaan Utama = Proceedings of the 22th geological conference : technical papers / Geological Survey of Malaysia, Ministry of Primary Industries

Author:
Yin, Ee Heng  Search this
Malaysia Jabatan Penyiasatan Kajibumi  Search this
Malaysia Kementerian Perusahaan Utama  Search this
Physical description:
v, 220 : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Malaysia
Date:
1991
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Call number:
QE299.5 .L315 1991
QE299.5.L315 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_437636

Laporan persidangan geologi yang ke 20, 1989 : kertas teknik / Penyiasatan Kajibumi Malaysia, Kementerian Perusahaan Utama = Proceedings of the 20th geological conference, 1989 : technical papers / Geological Survey of Malaysia, Ministry of Primary Industries

Author:
Malaysia Jabatan Penyiasatan Kajibumi  Search this
Physical description:
v, 268 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Malaysia
Date:
1989
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Call number:
QE299.5 .L315 1989
QE299.5.L315 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411325

Laporan Persidangan Geologi yang ke 23 : kertas teknik = Proceedings of the 23rd Geological Conference : technical papers / Yin Ee Heng

Title:
Proceedings of the 23rd Geological Conference
Author:
Yin, Ee Heng  Search this
Malaysia Jabatan Penyiasatan Kajibumi  Search this
Malaysia Kementerian Perusahaan Utama  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 333 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Malaysia
Date:
1992
[1992]
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Call number:
QE299.5 .L315 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_470701

Laporan persidangan geologi yang ke 21, 1990 : kertas teknik / Yin Ee Heng, Ketua Pengarah ; Penyiasatan Kajibumi Malaysia, Kementerian Perusahaan Utama = Proceedings of the 21st geological conference, 1990 : technical papers / Yin Ee Heng, Director-General ; Geological Survey of Malaysia, Ministry of Primary Industries

Author:
Yin, Ee Heng  Search this
Malaysia Kementerian Perusahaan Utama  Search this
Malaysia Jabatan Penyiasatan Kajibumi  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 304 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Malaysia
Date:
1990
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Call number:
QE299.5 .L315 1990
QE299.5.L315 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_427750

Facsimilé's van eenige maleische handschriften Ten dienste van hen, die zich in het lezen van maleisch-arabisch letterschrift willen oefenen Bijeengebracht door H.C. Klinkert

Author:
Klinkert, Hillebrandus Cornelius 1829-1913  Search this
Physical description:
2 pages leaves, 98, ii pages 22 cm
Type:
Readers
Facsimiles
Date:
1885
Topic:
Malay language  Search this
Malay language--Readers  Search this
Manuscripts, Malay  Search this
Manuscripts, Malay--Facsimiles  Search this
18.94 Indonesian and Malay language and/or literature  Search this
Arabisch schrift  Search this
Maleise handschriften  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279390

Laporan Persidangan Geologi yang ke 24, 1993 : kertas teknik = Proceedings of the 24th Geological Conference, 1993 : technical papers / Yin Ee Heng, director-general ; Penyiasatan Kajibumi Malaysia, Kementerian Perusahaan Utama

Title:
Proceedings of the 24th Geological Conference, 1993 : technical papers
Author:
Persidangan Geologi (24th : 1993)  Search this
Yin, Ee Heng  Search this
Malaysia Jabatan Penyiasatan Kajibumi  Search this
Malaysia Kementerian Perusahaan Utama  Search this
Physical description:
v, 312 p. : ill.(some fold.), maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Malaysia
Date:
1993
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Call number:
QE299.5 .L315 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_481061

MS 1054 Linguistic material and correspondence regarding Polynesia (Hawaii) and Micronesia

Collector:
Alexander, W. D. (William De Witt), 1833-1913  Search this
Doane, Edward Topping, 1820-1890  Search this
Extent:
60 Pages
Culture:
Mortlockese language  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Micronesia
Polynesia
Pohnpei Island (Micronesia)
Marshall Islands
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents of this envelope:--

Fornander, Hon. A., Introduction to Vol. III of his "Polynesian Race." Copied by Prof. W. D. Alexander of Honolulu. 9 fcp.pp. n.d.

Alexander (Prof. W. D.), Hawaiian Grammar, 12 mo., 52 pp. Honolulu, 1871

Doane (E. T.), Letter to Prof. W. D. Alexander, in review of Fornander's work. May 20, 1883. 6 pp.

-----, Remarks on the dialects of the islands of Ponape and Ebon, Micronesia, as related to the Malay language. 33 pp. letter size. n.d. Sent to Prof. S. F. Baird, Sec. of the Smithsonian Institution.

-----, Comparative vocabulary of the Ponape and Ebon. 7 pp. n.d.

-----, Comparative vocabulary of the Malay and Ebon. 3 pp. n.d.

-----, Comparative vocabulary of the Ponape and Strong's Island. 5 pp. n.d.

-----, Comparative vocabulary of the Ponape and Vitian. 2 pp. n.d.

-----, Comparative vocabulary of the Polynesian language and the Ponape dialect. 2 pp. n.d.

-----, Names of the Months and Days of the month in Ponape and Mortlok. 1 p. n.d.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1054
General:
Previously titled, "Notes copied from Hawaiian grammar."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Hawaii  Search this
Oceania  Search this
Malay language  Search this
Micronesian languages  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1054, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1054
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw329931f0a-6a6e-4329-a0f6-72bf21c43d11
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1054

MS 1057-a A report adverse to the conjectured relationship of the Maya and Malay languages

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
162 Pages
Culture:
Maya  Search this
Malay  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
September 27, 1894
Scope and Contents:
With index.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1057-a
Local Note:
Prepared at the request of Major J. W. Powell, Director Bureau of American Ethnology. Based on Report by Dr. Cyrus Thomas.
Citation:
Manuscript 1057-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1057A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3dd672311-73b3-4423-a25d-a035b589924d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1057a

Catalogus dari boekoe-boekoe dan madjallah-madjallah jang diterbitkan di Hindia Belanda dari tahoen 1870-1937

Author:
Ockeloen, G  Search this
Physical description:
612 p. 29 x 40 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Place:
Indonesia
Date:
1940
[1940]
Topic:
Malay literature--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z7078.O25X 1940
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_267315

Malayan fishes / by C. N. Maxwell

Author:
Maxwell, C. N (Charleton Neville) 1872-  Search this
Physical description:
104, ii p., 72 leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Malaysia
Malaya
Date:
1921
Topic:
Fish culture  Search this
Call number:
SH117.M4 M39 1921
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523437

Chrestomathie maya d'après la chronique de Chac-Xulub-Chen; extrait de la Library of aboriginal American littérature, de D.-G. Brinton; texte avec traduction interlinéaire, analyse grammaticale et vocabulare maya-français, pub. par le comte H. de Charencey

Author:
Pech, Nakuk active 1562  Search this
Charencey, Hyacinthe comte de 1832-1916  Search this
Brinton, Daniel G (Daniel Garrison) 1837-1899  Search this
Physical description:
[8], viii, 301 p
Type:
Books
Date:
1891
Call number:
PM3965 .C4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_345050

Malay phrase book

Physical description:
132 p. ; 14 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1944
[1944]
Topic:
Malay language--Conversation and phrase books  Search this
Call number:
PL5103 .M23 1944
PL5103.M23 1944
Restrictions & Rights:
"Restricted."
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_234095

Malaysia banknotes and coins / edited by K.N. Boon

Author:
Boon, K. N  Search this
Physical description:
385 pages : color illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs
History
Place:
Malaysia
Date:
2006
Topic:
Coins, Malaysian--History  Search this
Bank notes--History  Search this
Coins, Malaysian  Search this
Bank notes  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Call number:
HG1250.6 .M35 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086478

Malaysia, Brunei & Singapore banknotes & coins / edited by K.N. Boon

Title:
Complete educational reference : Malaysia, Brunei & Singapore banknotes & coins
Author:
Boon, K. N  Search this
Doty, Richard G  Search this
Physical description:
453 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Malaysia
Singapore
Brunei
Date:
2010
Topic:
Coins, Malaysian  Search this
Coins, Singaporean  Search this
Coins, Bruneian  Search this
Bank notes  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086466

Marine food fishes and fisheries of Sabah / Chin Phui Kong ; foreword by Mahathir bin Mohamad ; photographs by Tomoyoshi Kajiwara

Author:
Chin, Phui Kong 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
280 p., [1] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Malaysia
Sabah
Date:
1998
Topic:
Marine fishes  Search this
Fisheries  Search this
Call number:
QL634.M2 C48 1998X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_567510

Tzicbaltabi ti in mama uch cachi, tzicbaloob yetel kai ich maya ttan = Stories my mother was told long ago, stories and songs in the Mayan language [sic] / edited by Alejandra Kim de Bolles

Author:
Kim de Bolles, Alejandra  Search this
Kim de Bolles, Alejandra Stories my mother was told long ago, stories and songs in the Mayan language  Search this
Physical description:
18 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Topic:
Folklore, Mayan  Search this
Call number:
PM3968.7 .K56 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_807666

Poems of indigenous peoples of Sarawak : some of the songs and chants / project of Carol Rubenstein, with the Sarawak Museum

Author:
Rubenstein, Carol  Search this
Sarawak Museum  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Translations into English
Poetry
Place:
Sarawak
Date:
1973
Topic:
Malaysian poetry  Search this
English poetry--Translations from Malay  Search this
Call number:
PL5136.5.E5 P64 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_810036

Puspaseni : lukisan pilihan di dalam koleksi Bank Negara Malaysia = a selection of paintings in the collection of Bank Negara Malaysia

Author:
Bank Negara Malaysia  Search this
Subject:
Bank Negara Malaysia  Search this
Physical description:
199 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1989
C1989
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Malaysian  Search this
Call number:
ND1025 .B36
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_828913

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