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New Spain: official documentation
- New Spain, government
- WMS/Amer.3, 51, 62, 64 & 96-97
- Archives and manuscripts
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About this work
The papers in this collection comprise official documentation issued by the authorities in New Spain (specifically, in Mexico). They include the appointment of José Gracida y Bernal (1760?-1815) as one of the Protomedicatos who were in charge of medical matters in New Spain (WMS/Amer.96); three certificates issued by Protomedicatos giving individuals licence to practice medicine (WMS/Amer.51, 64 and 97); a copy of a notice suspending quarantine procedures in the city of Mexico during the fever epidemic of 1813 (WMS/Amer.3); and a order authorising payment to F.X. de Balmis (1753-1819) for work on indigenous plants in the treatment of syphilis (WMS/Amer.62).
4 volumes and 2 files Manuscript, bound and loose papers.
In the Wellcome Library: WMS/Amer.100 also relates to José Gracida y Bernal.
Described in: Robin Price, An Annotated Catalogue of Medical Americana in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1983).
The items in this collection formed part of the Guerra Collection.