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Author De Vos, Paula Susan, author.

Title Compound remedies : Galenic pharmacy from the ancient Mediterranean to New Spain / Paula S. De Vos

Publication Info. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2021]

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 385 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "Compound Remedies examines the equipment, books, and remedies of colonial Mexico City's Herrera pharmacy-natural substances with known healing powers that formed the basis for modern-day healing traditions and home remedies in Mexico. Paula De Vos traces the evolution of the Galenic pharmaceutical tradition from its foundations in Ancient Greece to the physician-philosophers of the Islamic empires in the medieval Latin West and eventually through the Spanish Empire to Mexico, offering a global history of the transmission of these materials, knowledges, and techniques. Her detailed inventory of the Herrera pharmacy reveals the many layers of this tradition and how it developed over centuries, providing new perspectives and insight into the development of Western science and medicine: its varied origins, its engagement with and inclusion of multiple knowledge traditions, the ways in which these traditions moved and circulated in relation to imperialism, and its long-term continuities and dramatic transformations. De Vos ultimately reveals the great significance of pharmacy, and of artisanal pursuits more generally, as a cornerstone of ancient, medieval, and early modern epistemologies and philosophies of nature"-- Provided by publisher
Contents Simples and their powers in Galenic pharmacy -- Election and correction : optimizing the powers of simples -- Mixtion : compounding medicines in Galenic pharmacy -- Galenic pharmacy and the materia medica of the Nahuas -- The development of alchemical pharmacy and the chemico-Galenic compromise.
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Subject Galen -- Influence.
Galen -- Influence.
Pharmacy -- Mexico -- History.
Materia medica -- Mexico -- History.
Naturopathy -- Mexico -- History.
Drugs -- Dosage forms -- Mexico -- History.
Traditional medicine -- Mexico -- History.
Alchemy -- Mexico -- History.
MEDICAL -- General.
Traditional medicine.
Materia medica.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Drugs -- Dosage forms.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: De Vos, Paula Susan. Compound remedies. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2021] 9780822946496 (DLC) 2020034658 (OCoLC)1192303349
ISBN 9780822987949 (electronic bk.)
0822987945 (electronic bk.)