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Author Weaver, Karol K. (Karol Kimberlee)

Title Medical revolutionaries : the enslaved healers of eighteenth-century Saint Domingue / Karol K. Weaver.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  610.97294 WEAV    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-156) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject Medicine -- Haiti -- History -- 18th century.
Healing -- Haiti -- History -- 18th century.
Slaves -- Medicine -- Haiti -- History -- 18th century.
Blacks -- Medicine -- Haiti -- History -- 18th century.
Standard Number 9780252030857
ISBN 0252030850 (cloth : alk. paper)
0252073215 (paperback: alk. paper)