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‘Minas Gerais' medicine and wild fauna in the XVIII century

The present article deliniate a reflection concerning Luís Gomes Ferreira's book, Erário Mineral. Luís Gomes Ferreira was a Portuguese surgeon that worked in Minas Gerais for twenty years in the first half of the century XVIII. Referred her work it synthesizes your concern in adapting the knowledge to the new reality (climate, diseases and available resources). Starting from the rising of the animals belonging to "the wild fauna of Minas Gerais" employed in your receituário, it is looked for to understand the sense report of the resource to elements of the nature in the cure of the illnesses, as well as the consequences of the human action on the environment along the civilization process in this captaincy.

Minas Gerais; Environment History; Medicine

Pós-Graduação em História, Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627 , Pampulha, Cidade Universitária, Caixa Postal 253 - CEP 31270-901, Tel./Fax: (55 31) 3409-5045, Belo Horizonte - MG, Brasil - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil