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Author Schiebinger, Londa L., author

Title Secret cures of slaves : people, plants, and medicine in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world / Londa Schiebinger
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The rise of scientific medicine -- Experiments with the Negro Dr's materia medica -- Medical ethics -- Exploitive experiments -- The colonial crucible : debates over slavery -- Conclusion : the circulation of knowledge
Summary This book explores the history of drug development and testing in the eighteenth-century Atlantic World, looking especially at whether slaves were exploited in human medical experiments at the time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 20, 2018)
Subject Blacks -- Medicine -- West Indies -- History -- 18th century.
Human experimentation in medicine -- West Indies -- History -- 18th century.
Slaves -- Health and hygiene -- West Indies -- History -- 18th century.
Traditional medicine -- West Indies -- History -- 18th century.
Tropical medicine -- West Indies -- History -- 18th century.
African Continental Ancestry Group -- history.
Human Experimentation -- history.
Medicine, Traditional -- history.
Enslaved Persons -- history.
Tropical Medicine -- history.
West Indies.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016051270
ISBN 1503602982 (electronic book)
9781503602984 (electronic book)
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