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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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Medical Mestizaje and the Politics of Pregnancy in Colonial Guatemala, 1660–1730

Medical Mestizaje and the Politics of Pregnancy in Colonial Guatemala, 1660–1730

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(p.132) Chapter Seven Medical Mestizaje and the Politics of Pregnancy in Colonial Guatemala, 1660–1730
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Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800
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Martha Few

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.003.0008

This chapter considers the series of community conflicts surrounding difficult pregnancies between 1660 and 1730 in Santiago de Guatemala. It also explores the process of medical mestizaje under Spanish colonialism. First, it discusses difficult pregnancies, and their causes and diagnoses. It then explores the intersection of religious, medical, and community conflicts over difficult pregnancies and the role of men in mediating these conflicts.

Keywords:   difficult pregnancies, pregnancies, Santiago de Guatemala, mestizaje, colonialism

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