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Title Panaceia's daughters : noblewomen as healers in early modern Germany / Alisha Rankin.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2013].


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 298 pages) : illustrations.
Series Synthesis : a series in the history of chemistry, broadly construed
Synthesis (University of Chicago. Press)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Description based on print version record.
Subject Women healers -- Germany -- History -- 16th century.
Pharmacy -- Germany -- History -- 16th century.
Medicine -- Germany -- History -- 16th century.
Women -- Germany -- History -- 16th century.
Geschichte 1500-1600
Genre History.
Contents Noble empirics -- Art written down -- Dorothea of Mansfeld : a mirror and example for rich and poor -- Anna of Saxony and her medical 'handiwork' -- Elisabeth of Rochlitz and the experience of illness.
Summary Panaceia's Daughters provides the first book-length study of noblewomen's healing activities in early modern Europe. Drawing on rich archival sources, Alisha Rankin demonstrates that numerous German noblewomen were deeply involved in making medicines and recommending them to patients, and many gained widespread fame for their remedies. Turning a common historical argument on its head, Rankin maintains that noblewomen's pharmacy came to prominence not in spite of their gender but because of it. Rankin demonstrates the ways in which noblewomen's pharmacy was bou.
Other Title Print version: Rankin, Alisha Michelle. Panaceia's daughters. Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013 9780226925387