HIPPOCRATIC BODIES. TEMPERAMENT AND CASTAS IN SPANISH AMERICA (1570–1820)

@article{Beltrn2007HIPPOCRATICBT,
  title={HIPPOCRATIC BODIES. TEMPERAMENT AND CASTAS IN SPANISH AMERICA (1570–1820)},
  author={Carlos L{\'o}pez Beltr{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={253 - 289}
}
Retorting to a European barrage of seemingly offensive, defamatory statements that imputed inferior physiological characteristics to human beings from the Americas, Creole (Criollo) physicians and naturalists* from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries* dedicated powerful, rhetorically charged, theoretically loaded arguments to the undermining of the claim that Americans were physically inferior due to climatic conditions. In what some have called a patriotic natural history, they… Expand