Las Experiencias de José Celestino Mutis Sobre El Uso del Guaco Como Antiofídico

Translated title of the contribution: The experiences of José Celestino Mutis on using the grouse as antivenom

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Abstract

This article intends to explore the germinal process to validate and «legitimate» an indigenous knowledge towards a therapeutic aim. It tells about a current traditional healing practice: the cure for the bite of snake, by inoculating the juice of a plant called guaco. Various representatives of the cultural elite in the New-Grenade participate in this process, they reveal the enligthened reason in the vice monarchy of the New-Grenade at the end of the 18th century.

Translated title of the contributionThe experiences of José Celestino Mutis on using the grouse as antivenom
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)257-280
Number of pages24
JournalAsclepio
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History and Philosophy of Science

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