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Author Wisecup, Kelly, 1981- author

Title Medical encounters : knowledge and identity in early American literatures / Kelly Wisecup
Published Amherst ; Boston : University of Massachusetts Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Native Americans of the Northeast
Native Americans of the Northeast.
Contents Epidemic, encounter, and colonial promotion in Virginia -- Healing, medical authority, and moral degeneration in New England -- African testimony, dangerous communications, and colonial medical knowledge in the 1721 Boston -- Inoculation controversy -- Obeah, slave revolt, and plantation medicine in the British West Indies -- Drunkenness, syphilis, and history in Samson Occom's medical writing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
Medicine in literature.
Medicine -- United States -- History.
History of Medicine.
Indians, North American -- history.
Medicine in Literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1613762887 (electronic bk.)
1625340575 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781613762882 (electronic bk.)
9781625340573 (paperback; alk. paper)