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Essays on Some Maladies of Angola (1799)
by José Pinto De Azeredo, Adelino Cardoso, António Braz De Oliveira and Manuel Silvério Marques
edited by Timothy D. Walker and Timothy Walker
translated by Stewart Lloyd-Jones
Tagus Press, 2016
Paper: 978-1-933227-69-6 | eISBN: 978-1-933227-70-2
Library of Congress Classification RA650.8.A6A913 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.909673

Western science and pharmacology first learned about many African diseases, remedies, and medicinal practices through José Pinto de Azeredo's highly original and influential text. A unique Enlightenment-era medical text written specifically about health issues in Angola, this is the first work by a Portuguese physician to describe accurately, through first-hand observation, medical practices and substances used in Angola during the peak period of the transatlantic slave trade.

This first English-language edition of Essays on Some Maladies of Angola was translated by Stewart Lloyd-Jones (University of Stirling) and includes scholarly essays by Timothy Walker (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth), Adelino Cardoso (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), António Braz de Oliveira (Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal) and Manuel Silvério Marques (Universidade de Lisboa).

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