Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire, John Slater, Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás, eds (Ashgate, 2015).
Introduction, John Slater, José Pardo-Tomás and Maríaluz López-Terrada.
Part 1 Spain and the New World of Medical Cultures:
The culture of Peyote: between divination and disease in early modern New Spain, Angélica Morales Sarabia.
‘Antiguamente vivían más sanos que ahora’: explanations of native mortality in the Relaciones Geográficas de Indias, José Pardo-Tomás.
The blood of the dragon: alchemy and natural history in Nicolás Monardes’s Historia medicinal, Ralph Bauer.
Part 2 Itineraries of Spanish Medicine:
‘From where they are now to whence they came from’: news about health and disease in New Spain (1550-1615), Mauricio Sánchez-Menchero.
Literary anthropologies and Pedro González, the ‘Wild Man’ of Tenerife, M.A. Katritzky.
The medical cultures of ‘the Spaniards of Italy’: scientific communication, learned practices, and medicine in the correspondence of Juan Páez de Castro (1545-1552), Elisa Andretta.
Part 3 Textual Cultures in Conflict, Competition, and Circulation:
‘Offspring of the mind’: childbirth and its perils in early modern Spanish literature, Enrique García Santo-Tomás.
‘Sallow-faced girl, either it’s love or you’ve been eating clay’: the representation of illness in the Golden Age theater, Maríaluz López-Terrada.
The dramatic culture of astrological medicine in early modern Spain, Tayra M.C. Lanuza-Navarro.
The theological drama of chymical medicine in early modern Spain, John Slater.
Epilogue: the difference that made Spain, the difference that Spain made, William Eamon.