Classic Histories from the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation
Essays on Some Maladies of Angola (1799)
Essays on Some Maladies of Angola (1799)
José Pinto de Azeredo;
Stewart Lloyd-Jones, trans.;
Timothy D. Walker, ed.;
Adelino Cardoso, contrib.;
ónio Braz de Oliveira, contrib.

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2016 . 144 pp. 6 illus. 6 x 9"
African Studies / Diseases / History - 18th Century

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-69-6
$19.99 Ebook, 978-1-933227-70-2

About the Author

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 an empirical work of early ethnography through which African conditions influenced European ideas about medicine.

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