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For all of humanity : Mesoamerican and colonial medicine in Enlightenment Guatemala / Martha Few.

Author/Creator:
Few, Martha, 1964- author.
Publication:
Tucson, [Arizona] : The University of Arizona Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (304 p.)
Subjects:
Public health -- Guatemala -- History -- 18th century.
Public health -- Guatemala -- History -- 19th century.
Medicine -- Guatemala -- History -- 18th century.
Medicine -- Guatemala -- History -- 19th century.
Indians of Central America -- Medicine -- Guatemala.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"For All of Humanity examines the first public health campaigns in Guatemala, southern Mexico, and Central America in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It reconstructs a rich and complex picture of the ways colonial doctors, surgeons, Indigenous healers, midwives, priests, government officials, and ordinary people engaged in efforts to prevent and control epidemic disease"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction : medicine, colonialism, and the enlightenment
Epidemic death and signs of life
Typhus and the landscapes of Maya medicine
Constructing colonial fetuses
How to inoculate indians
"This marvelous fluid"
Colonial humanitarianism and disease.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8165-3227-3
OCLC:
925423702
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