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The Resource The Andean wonder drug : cinchona bark and imperial science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800, Matthew James Crawford

The Andean wonder drug : cinchona bark and imperial science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800, Matthew James Crawford

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The Andean wonder drug : cinchona bark and imperial science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800
Title
The Andean wonder drug
Title remainder
cinchona bark and imperial science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800
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Matthew James Crawford
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eng
Summary
  • "In the eighteenth century, malaria was a prevalent and deadly disease, and the only effective treatment was found in the Andean forests of Spanish America: a medicinal bark harvested from cinchona trees that would later give rise to the antimalarial drug quinine. The Andean Wonder Drug uses the story of cinchona bark to demonstrate how the imperial politics of knowledge in the Spanish Atlantic ultimately undermined efforts to transform European science into a tool of empire"--
  • "In the eighteenth century, malaria was a prevalent and deadly disease, and the only effective treatment was found in the Andean forests of Spanish America: a medicinal bark harvested from cinchona trees that would later give rise to the antimalarial drug quinine. In 1751, the Spanish Crown asserted control over the production and distribution of this medicament by establishing a royal reserve of "fever trees" in Quito. Through this pilot project, the Crown pursued a new vision of imperialism informed by science and invigorated through commerce. But ultimately this project failed, much like the broader imperial reforms that it represented. Drawing on extensive archival research, Matthew Crawford explains why, showing how indigenous healers, laborers, merchants, colonial officials, and creole elites contested European science and thwarted imperial reform by asserting their authority to speak for the natural world. The Andean Wonder Drug uses the story of cinchona bark to demonstrate how the imperial politics of knowledge in the Spanish Atlantic ultimately undermined efforts to transform European science into a tool of empire"--
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Crawford, Matthew James
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English
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Drugs
  • Cinchona bark
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Drugs
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Pharmacy, Therapeutics, & Pharmacology
  • Health & Biological Sciences
  • History of Medicine
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The Andean wonder drug : cinchona bark and imperial science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800, Matthew James Crawford
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Power and Fragility of European Science in the Spanish Atlantic World; Part I. Andean, Atlantic, and Imperial Networks of Knowledge; 1. Quina as a Medicament from the Andean World; 2. Quina as a Product of the Atlantic World; 3. Quina as a Natural Resource for the Spanish Empire; Part II. The Rule of the Local and the Rise of the Botanists; 4. Loja's Bark Collectors, the King's Pharmacists, and the Search for the Best Bark; 5. Botanists as the Empire's New Experts in Madrid
  • 6. Imperial Reform, Local Knowledge, and the Limits of Botany in the Andean World7. Regalist and Mercantilist Visions of Empire in the "War of the Quinas"; Conclusion: The Natures of Empire before the "Drapery" of Modern Science; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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ocn951070015
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1 online resource
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online
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9780822981398
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2016007477
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt1fd6b2q
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(OCoLC)951070015
Label
The Andean wonder drug : cinchona bark and imperial science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800, Matthew James Crawford
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Power and Fragility of European Science in the Spanish Atlantic World; Part I. Andean, Atlantic, and Imperial Networks of Knowledge; 1. Quina as a Medicament from the Andean World; 2. Quina as a Product of the Atlantic World; 3. Quina as a Natural Resource for the Spanish Empire; Part II. The Rule of the Local and the Rise of the Botanists; 4. Loja's Bark Collectors, the King's Pharmacists, and the Search for the Best Bark; 5. Botanists as the Empire's New Experts in Madrid
  • 6. Imperial Reform, Local Knowledge, and the Limits of Botany in the Andean World7. Regalist and Mercantilist Visions of Empire in the "War of the Quinas"; Conclusion: The Natures of Empire before the "Drapery" of Modern Science; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn951070015
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822981398
Lccn
2016007477
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1fd6b2q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951070015

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