BETWEEN EAST AND WEST: GARCIA DE ORTA’S COLLOQUIES AND THE CIRCULATION OF MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

@inproceedings{Costa2012BETWEENEA,
  title={BETWEEN EAST AND WEST: GARCIA DE ORTA’S COLLOQUIES AND THE CIRCULATION OF MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY},
  author={Palmira Fontes da Costa and Teresa Nobre de Carvalho},
  year={2012}
}
This paper analyses the importance of Garcia de Orta’s Colloquies on the simples and drugs of India (Goa, 1563) in the construction and circulation of Asian botanical and medical knowledge in the sixteenth century. It begins by examining the combined importance of experience and testimony in Orta’s assessment of materia medica from India. It then considers the relevance of interaction and exchange of medical systems between the West and the East in the Portuguese physician’s understanding of… 
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