Essays on Some Maladies of Angola (1799) by José Pinto de AzeredoEssays on Some Maladies of Angola (1799) by José Pinto de Azeredo

Essays on Some Maladies of Angola (1799)

byJosé Pinto de AzeredoTranslated byStewart Lloyd-JonesEditorTimothy D. Walker

Paperback | April 5, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 175 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


A unique medical text describing healing practices in Africa at the peak of the transatlantic slave trade
JOSÉ PINTO DE AZEREDO (1764–1810) was born in Brazil, trained in medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and lived in western Africa (Luanda) for nearly a decade at the end of the eighteenth century. He observed indigenous African folk healers to learn their medical traditions. His Essays on Some Maladies of Angola (1799) is...
Title:Essays on Some Maladies of Angola (1799)Format:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Tagus Press at UMass DartmouthLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1933227699

ISBN - 13:9781933227696


Table of Contents

Medical Inquiry in the Enlightenment-Era Portuguese Imperial World: Azeredo’s Scientific Publications in Context - Timothy Walker
Describing and Explaining: The Systematic Horizon of the Essays by José Pinto de Azeredo - Adelino Cardoso
Shadows in the Enlightenment of Imperial Tropics: José Pinto de Azeredo’s Enfermidades de Angola - António Braz de Oliveira and Manuel Silvério Marques
Essays on Some Maladies of Angola - José Pinto de Azeredo

Editorial Reviews

“A is testimony to the combination of geostrategic and natural resource interests in place at the time, and, ultimately, it bears witness to the unrelenting efforts of a learned and humanitarian physician who vigorously dealt with fearsome and often fatal diseases in one of the regions of the tropics.”—Isis, Journal of the History of Science Society