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Marvels of Medicine: Literature and Scientific Enquiry in Early Colonial Spanish America

Yarí Pérez Marín


Marvels of Medicine makes a compelling case for including sixteenth century medical and surgical writing in the critical frameworks we now use to think about a genealogy of cultural expression in Latin America. Focusing on a small group of practitioners who differed in their levels of training, but who shared the common experience of having left Spain to join colonial societies in the making, this book analyses the paths their texts charted to attitudes and political positions that would come to characterize a criollo mode of enunciation. Unlike the accounts of first explorers, which sought to ... More

Keywords: colonial, medicine, surgery, science, literature, Latin America, history, Mexico, early modern studies, sixteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622508
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yarí Pérez Marín, author
Durham University