FROM HERBS TO ALCHEMY: THE INTRODUCTION OF CHEMICAL MEDICINE TO MEXICAN PHARMACIES IN THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES1

@article{Vos2007FROMHT,
  title={FROM HERBS TO ALCHEMY: THE INTRODUCTION OF CHEMICAL MEDICINE TO MEXICAN PHARMACIES IN THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES1},
  author={P. de Vos},
  journal={Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={135 - 168}
}
  • P. de Vos
  • Published 2007
  • Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies
  • In the summer of 1665, Don Bernabé de la Higuera y Amarilla, an Inquisitor of the Holy Office in Mexico City, suffered from an illness probably related to kidney stones and was treated with a variety of medicaments, some designed to ‘‘dissolve’’ thickened humors, others to reduce inflammation, and several more that would improve kidney function. Despite their variety, however, these medicines had one thing in common: they were part of a medical tradition that dated back to the time of Galen… CONTINUE READING

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