What is “colonial” about medieval colonial medicine? Iberian health in global context

  title={What is “colonial” about medieval colonial medicine? Iberian health in global context},
  author={I. M. McCleery},
  journal={Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies},
  pages={151 - 175}
  • I. McCleery
  • Published 3 July 2015
  • History
  • Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies
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