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Aztec medicine, health, and nutrition

Author: B Ortiz de Montellano; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1990.
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Why were a handful of Spaniards able to overthrow the Aztec Empire? The dramatic destruction of the Aztecs has prompted historians, anthropologists, demographers, and epidemiologists to look closely at the health and nutrition of the Valley of Mexico. If the Aztecs were overcrowded, living at the edge of starvation, and incapable of treating disease effectivefly, then their decimation by the Europeans becomes much  Read more...
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Ortiz de Montellano, B. (Bernard).
Aztec medicine, health, and nutrition.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)608957667
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Ortiz de Montellano; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0813515629 9780813515625 0813515637 9780813515632
OCLC Number: 20798977
Description: xvi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Aztec culture at the time of the conquest --
Aztec religion, worldview and medicine --
Population and carrying capacity of the basin of Mexico --
The Aztec diet: food sources and their nutritional value --
Epidemiology --
Diagnosing and explaining illness --
Curing illness --
Syncretism in Mexican fold medicine --
Nutritional values and amino acid composition of Aztec foods --
Empirical evaluation of Aztec medicinal herbs.
Responsibility: Bernard R. Ortiz de Montellano.
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