Merchants of Medicines: The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain's Long Eighteenth Century

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Product Details
Price
$64.80
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
Pages
280
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780226706801

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About the Author
Zachary Dorner is the Patrick Henry Postdoctoral Fellow in history at Johns Hopkins University.
Reviews
"Meticulously researched, methodologically innovative, and brilliantly argued, Merchants of Medicines is a masterful work that places the medicinal trade at the center of the emergence of modern ideas about empire, disease, healthcare, race, and corporeality in the eighteenth century. Dorner demonstrates how a previously overlooked profit-driven network of apothecaries, financiers, surgeons, planters, and drug traders was determinant in shaping the new political-economic models, based on exploitative labor and ideas about the universal nature of disease, that sustained the violent webs of the British empire and its slave societies. This book breaks new ground."-- "Pablo Gómez, University of Wisconsin"
"Merchants of Medicines is an ambitious, learned, and skillful reinterpretation of eighteenth- century British pharmaceuticals in their global contexts. Dorner elegantly recasts the story of medicine in the early modern Atlantic world as one fundamentally located in the world of commerce."-- "Benjamin Siegel, Boston University"