Medical Connections and Exchanges in the Early Modern World

PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. 2011;8(2)


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Journal Title: PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies

ISSN: 1449-2490 (Online)

Publisher: UTS ePRESS

Society/Institution: University of Technology Sydney

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration | Social Sciences: Sociology (General)

Country of publisher: Australia

Language of fulltext: English

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Michael Naylor Pearson


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Time From Submission to Publication: 52 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

For most of human history there have been extensive exchanges of medical information all over Eurasia. Some diseases were considered to be geographically determined, and hence had to be cured using local knowledge. Other ailments were found in many places, but cures could differ according to location. Most healers, whether book based or experiential, took a non-judgemental approach to different healing methods, as seen especially in India in the early colonial period.