Includes bibliographical references (pages -156) and index.
1. Saint Domingue : life in the torrid zone -- 2. European medicine in the torrid zone -- 3. Enslaved healers on the plantation -- 4. Enslaved herbalists -- 5. Makandal and the medical care of animals : the veterinarians who inspired the Haitian Revolution -- 6. Magnetism in eighteenth-century Saint Domingue : the case of the enslaved magnetists and their fight for freedom -- 7. The transformative power of the Kaperlata -- Conclusion : the influence of the enslaved healers - yesterday, today, and tomorrow.