Record:   Prev Next
Author Few, Martha, 1964- author
Title For all of humanity : Mesoamerican and colonial medicine in Enlightenment Guatemala / Martha Few
Imprint Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2015
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA454.G8 F432 2015    AVAILABLE    30530001240019
Descript x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "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
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-277) and index
Introduction : medicine and colonialism in Enlightenment Guatemala -- Humanitarianism and epidemic death -- Typhus and the landscapes of Maya medicine -- Constructing colonial fetuses -- How to inoculate indians -- "This marvelous fluid" -- Conclusion
Subject 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
Record:   Prev Next