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Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800$
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Daniela Bleichmar, Paula De Vos, Kristin Huffine, and Kevin Sheehan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804753586

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.001.0001

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Acquisition and Circulation of Medical Knowledge within the Early Modern Portuguese Colonial Empire

Acquisition and Circulation of Medical Knowledge within the Early Modern Portuguese Colonial Empire

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(p.247) Chapter Thirteen Acquisition and Circulation of Medical Knowledge within the Early Modern Portuguese Colonial Empire
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Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800
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Timothy Walker

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.003.0014

This chapter focuses on the acquisition and circulation of indigenous medical knowledge within the Portuguese colonial empire. First, it examines the role and influence of medical techniques, remedies, and drugs originating from colonial holdings in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It then discusses the dissemination of healing techniques and trade of medicinal plants across Europe and contemporary Dutch, English, French, and Spanish maritime enclaves.

Keywords:   indigenous medical knowledge, Portuguese colonial empire, medical techniques, drugs, Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe

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