Geographical expansion and the reconfiguration of medical authority: Garcia de Orta's Colloquies on the simples and drugs of India (1563).

@article{Costa2012GeographicalEA,
  title={Geographical expansion and the reconfiguration of medical authority: Garcia de Orta's Colloquies on the simples and drugs of India (1563).},
  author={Palmira Fontes da Costa},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={74-81}
}
  • P. F. D. Costa
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • History
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
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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 is analyzed.
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This curious episode raises several interesting questions, namely: the large network of informers that Orta brings into play throughout his learned colloquies; the methodology he uses to build a veritable encyclopedia of Asian natural history; the discreet but persistent involvement of the Portuguese naturalist in matters of merchandise; and also his attitude towards precious stones and the so-called lapidary medicine.

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