Contagious seeds : disease ecologies and colonial exchanges in early modern literature

Karoline Almeida Pasciano
This thesis investigates the rise of new medical perceptions of contagion theorized by Italian physician Girolamo Fracastoro (c. 1476-1553) and German physician Theophrastus von Hohenheim (c. 1493-1541) in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In contrast to traditionalist physicians, who believed that diseases were caused by an imbalance of one’s humours in response to changes in one’s environment, both Fracastoro and Paracelsus individually argued for an understanding of disease causation as the penetration of material...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.