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Medicine in an age of commerce and empire : Britain and its tropical colonies, 1660-1830

Author: Mark Harrison; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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'Medicine in an Age of Commerce and Empire' explores the impact of commercial and imperial expansion on British medicine from the late 17th century to the early 19th century.
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Harrison, Mark, 1964-
Medicine in an age of commerce and empire : Britain and its tropical colonies, 1660-1830.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)617565402
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Harrison; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199577736 0199577730
OCLC Number: 700953293
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 353 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Medicine as natural history. Climate, fever, and medicine before 1700 ; "Accidents of the air" : Sydenham and Boerhaave in the tropics ; The medicine of warm climates ; Pathology, physiology, and race --
Tropical therapeutics. Inflamed bodies ; Exotics and antiseptics ; Empire of experiment ; A therapeutic revolution --
Ills of empire. Invalids and entrepreneurs ; The voyager returns ; Albion's coast is sick ; The prospect of invasion.
Responsibility: Mark Harrison.
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