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Searching for the secrets of nature : the life and works of Dr. Francisco Hernández

Author: Simon Varey; Rafael Chabrán; Dora B Weiner
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays by historians, historians of science and medicine, and literary and textual scholars from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Spain analyzes the achievements of Dr.  Read more...

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Named Person: Francisco Hernández; Francisco Hernández; Francisco Hernández; Francisco Hernández
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Varey; Rafael Chabrán; Dora B Weiner
ISBN: 0804739641 9780804739641
OCLC Number: 43561931
Description: xvi, 229 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: The world of Dr. Francisco Hernández / Dora B. Weiner --
Philip II: imperial obligations and scientific vision / Peter O'Malley Pierson --
The classical tradition in Renaissance Spain and new trends in philology, medicine, and materia medica / Rafael Chabrán --
Francisco Hernández, Renaissance man / Simon Varey --
Hernández in México: exile and censorship? / Carmen Benito-Vessels --
Regulation of medical practitioners in the age of Francisco Hernández / John Jay Tepaske --
Shelter and care for natives and colonists: hospitals in sixteenth-century New Spain / Guenter B. Risse --Illness, epidemics, and displaced classes in sixteenth-century New Spain / Elsa Malvido --
Anthropology, reason, and the dictates of faith in the Antiquities of Francisco Hernández / David A. Boruchoff --
Entr'acte / Rafael Chabrán and Simon Varey --
The reception of American drugs in Europe, 1500-1650 / J. Worth Estes --
The contribution of Hernández to European botany and materia medica / José M. López Piñero and José Pardo Tomás --
Hernández in the Netherlands and England / Rafael Chabrán and Simon Varey --
Hernández and Spanish painting in the seventeenth century / María José López Terrada --
Globalizing the Natural history / Jaime Vilchis --
The circulation of the work of Hernández in nineteenth-century Spain / Leoncio López-Ocón --
Latino Catholic civilization: patterns of health and demography / David Hayes-Bautista --
The popular legacy of Francisco Hernández / Simon Varey and Rafael Chabrán.
Responsibility: Simon Varey, Rafael Chabrán, Dora B. Weiner, editors.
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