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Luís Gomes Ferreira reports on the health of slaves in his work entitled Erário mineral (1735)

The article analyzes the reports of Luís Gomes Ferreira published in his manual on practical medicine entitled Erário mineral, of 1735, on the most common illnesses in captivity. It is shown that such reports can be interpreted as a criticism of the social relations of the slave era by issuing some warnings to the landowners who failed to look after the health of their slaves.

slavery; history of medicine; history of the eighteenth century

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