Merchants of medicines : the commerce and coercion of health in Britain's long eighteenth century (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Merchants of medicines : the commerce and coercion of health in Britain's long eighteenth century

Author: Zack Dorner
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The circulation of medicine and medical knowledge in Britain was long entangled not simply with the mechanisms of commerce but with those of empire. The same networks that enabled the articulation and defense of imperial priorities also transmitted knowledge and value in ways that ultimately transformed the concept and norms of the field of medicine-and the conception of trade more broadly. From this entanglement  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2019044527
(OCoLC)1117624461
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zack Dorner
ISBN: 9780226706948 022670694X
OCLC Number: 1192408780
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 261 pages ): illustrations.
Contents: Toward an Industry --
Distance's Remedies --
The Possibility of Unfree Markets --
Pine Trees and Profits --
Self-Sufficiency in a Bottle.
Responsibility: Zachary Dorner.

Abstract:

"The circulation of medicine and medical knowledge in Britain was long entangled not simply with the mechanisms of commerce but with those of empire. The same networks that enabled the articulation and defense of imperial priorities also transmitted knowledge and value in ways that ultimately transformed the concept and norms of the field of medicine-and the conception of trade more broadly. From this entanglement gradually arose what we can recognize today as a modern, transnational mode of exchange of money, information, and medical standards. Zachary Dorner's book illuminates the codependence of empire and medical knowledge as they took root around the globe, directly shaping the quality and nature of life itself"--

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