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A Shared Struggle: Cooperation, Learning, and Knowledge Exchange in the Atlantic World

Manuel Barcia

in The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300215854
eISBN:
9780300252019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215854.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the exchanges and debates that occurred throughout the Atlantic, revealing how knowledge related to diseases and their cures was created and disseminated by a varied number of ... More


Cannabis

Russell Crandall

in Drugs and Thugs: The History and Future of America's War on Drugs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300240344
eISBN:
9780300255874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300240344.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter considers psychoactive cannabis as the most popular illicit drug in the United States. It explains how the consumption of cannabis has become a prevalent, mainstream practice that users ... More


Opioid Nation

Russell Crandall

in Drugs and Thugs: The History and Future of America's War on Drugs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300240344
eISBN:
9780300255874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300240344.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter introduces narcotics that have been derived from chemical compounds in poppies and part of the American pharmacopeia since the early nineteenth century. It talks about the United States' ... More


The Search for High John the Conquer

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on High John the Conquer root, the most powerful and best-known root in Hoodoo practice. It asks how a root that is native only to Xalapa, Mexico, became so significant to ... More


Medical Science and Property Rights in the Early Republic

Joseph M. Gabriel

in Medical Monopoly: Intellectual Property Rights and the Origins of the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226108186
eISBN:
9780226108216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108216.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines medical science, medical ethics, and patent rights in the drug market during the early Republic. It argues that patents were only rarely used by early drug manufacturers, many ... More


Monopoly and Ethics in the Antebellum Years

Joseph M. Gabriel

in Medical Monopoly: Intellectual Property Rights and the Origins of the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226108186
eISBN:
9780226108216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108216.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines patents and trademarks in the antebellum period as it applied to the drug market. It argues that most manufacturers did not obtain patents on their goods, and that patent ... More


In the Shadow of War

Joseph M. Gabriel

in Medical Monopoly: Intellectual Property Rights and the Origins of the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226108186
eISBN:
9780226108216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108216.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines patents and trademarks in the pharmaceutical industry during the 1870s, the growing discomfort among ethical manufactures among ethical manufacturers with the framework of ... More


Therapeutic Reform and the Reinterpretation of Monopoly

Joseph M. Gabriel

in Medical Monopoly: Intellectual Property Rights and the Origins of the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226108186
eISBN:
9780226108216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108216.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that during the 1880s a small group of reformers began to reinterpret the relationship between medical ethics, patents, and trademarks. It also argues that patent law shifted ... More


The Last Pharmacopeia

He Bian

in Know Your Remedies: Pharmacy and Culture in Early Modern China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179049
eISBN:
9780691189048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179049.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the decentralization of prestige associated with the state-commissioned pharmacopeia up until the end of the sixteenth century. It argues that the decentralization of authority ... More


Epilogue

He Bian

in Know Your Remedies: Pharmacy and Culture in Early Modern China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179049
eISBN:
9780691189048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179049.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter turns to developments in the bencao tradition after the fall of Qing China and considers the broader implications of this study on modern China. It asserts that while the ... More


Medicine You Can Walk On

Sera L. Young

in Craving Earth: Understanding Pica--the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146098
eISBN:
9780231517898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146098.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the many ways that pica substances have been used to heal a range of ailments. It begins by discussing some of the physical and chemical features of clay. It then describes ... More


Veterinary Science and the Partial Rehabilitation of the Camel

James L. Hevia

in Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the 1880s, a small group of veterinary surgeons addressed the inadequacies they saw in Indian Army transport, including their own absence of authority, by starting a professional journal. For ... More


Social Pharmacopeias

Pablo F. Gómez

in Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630878
eISBN:
9781469630892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630878.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter traces the strategies that Caribbean ritual specialists used to create substances and objects with bodily effect. It shows how ritual practitioners modeled the power of medicinal ... More


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