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Marvels of medicine : literature and scientific enquiry in early colonial Spanish America

Author: Yarí Pérez Marín
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: Liverpool Latin American studies, v.21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In responding to that challenge, anatomical treatises, natural histories and surgical manuals exceeded the bounds set by earlier templates becoming rich, hybrid narratives that were as concerned with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yarí Pérez Marín
ISBN: 1789622506 9781789622508
OCLC Number: 1144109495
Description: xi, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Medical books and colonial Latin American literature --
The surgeon's secrets: The medical travel narrative of Pedro Arias de Benavides --
Irreconcilable differences? Anatomy, physiology and the New World body --
Weakening the sex: The medicalisation of female gender identity in New Spain --
Contested medical knowledge and regional self-fashioning.
Series Title: Liverpool Latin American studies, v.21.
Responsibility: Yarí Pérez Marín.

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