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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:   Print 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 several countries analyzes the achievements of Dr. Francisco Hernandez (1515-87),  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
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 pages : illustrations ; 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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