Cagle, Hugh. Assembling the Tropics: Science and Medicine in Portugal's Empire, 1450-1700. Cambridge UP, 2018

  • Josiah Blackmore Harvard University
Keywords: History of Science, Portuguese Empire, Tropical Medicine


Assembling the Tropics studies the creation of the idea of the "tropics" as a coherent global region in early modern Portuguese empire, using writings on fever, medicine, natural history, plants and drugs, and disease as the basis of analysis.