Drugs on the page : pharmacopoeias and healing knowledge in the early modern Atlantic world / edited by Matthew James Crawford & Joseph M. Gabriel
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Pharmacopoeias and Textual Traditions -- 1.Pharmacopoeias and the Textual Tradition in Galenic Pharmacy / Paula De Vos -- 2.Authority, Authorship, and Copying: The Ricettario Fiorentino and Manuscript Recipe Culture in Sixteenth-Century Florence / Emily Beck -- 3.An Imperial Pharmacopoeia? The Pharmacopoeia Matritensis and Materia Medica in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Atlantic World / Matthew James Crawford -- pt. II Pharmacopoeias and the Codification of Knowledge -- 4.Beyond the Pharmacopoeia? Secret Remedies, Exclusive Privileges, and Trademarks in Early Modern France / Justin Rivest -- 5.Crown Authorities, Colonial Physicians, and the Exigencies of Empire: The Codification of Indigenous Therapeutic Knowledge in India and Brazil during the Enlightenment Era / Timothy D. Walker -- 6.Imperfect Knowledge: Medicine, Slavery, and Silence in Hans Sloane's Philosophical Transactions and the 1721 London Pharmacopoeia / William J. Ryan -- pt. III Pharmacopoeias and the Construction of New Worlds -- 7.The Flip Side of the Pharmacopoeia: Sub-Saharan African Medicines and Poisons in the Atlantic World / Benjamin Breen -- 8.Consuming Canada: Capillaire du Canada in the French Adantic World / Christopher Parsons -- 9.Rethinking Pharmacopoeic Forms: Samson Occom and Mohegan Medicine / Kelly Wisecup -- pt. IV Pharmacopoeias and the Emergence of the Nation -- 10.National Identities, Medical Politics, and Local Traditions: The Origins of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias, 1618-1807 / Stuart Anderson -- 11.The Codex Nationalized: Naming People and Things in the Wake of a Revolution / Antoine Lentacker -- 12.Indian Secrets, Indian Cures, and the Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America / Joseph M. Gabriel.
- In the early modern Atlantic World, pharmacopoeiasofficial lists of medicaments and medicinal preparations published by municipal, national, or imperial governmentsorganized the world of healing goods, giving rise to new and valuable medical commodities such as cinchona bark, guaiacum, and ipecac. Pharmacopoeias and related texts, developed by governments and official medical bodies as a means to standardize therapeutic practice, were particularly important to scientific and colonial enterprises. They served, in part, as tools for making sense of encounters with a diversity of peoples, places, and things provoked by the commercial and colonial expansion of early modern Europe.Drugs on the Page explores practices of recording, organizing, and transmitting information about medicinal substances by artisans, colonial officials, indigenous peoples, and others who, unlike European pharmacists and physicians, rarely had a recognized role in the production of official texts and medicines. Drawing on examples across various national and imperial contexts, contributors to this volume offer new and valuable insights into the entangled histories of knowledge resulting from interactions and negotiations between Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans from 1500 to 1850.
- 9780822945628 hardcover
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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