Clare Griffin on Histories of Medicine, Trade, and Translation in the Early Modern Russian Empire

By Chase Caldwell Smith and Jeffery C. J. Chen

Clare Griffin speaks about 'official' Russian court medicine, the challenges of reconstructing the 'unofficial' medical practices of the broader population, and the participation of the early modern Russian Empire in global trade networks of medical commodities, which brought products like sassafras and rhubarb to Moscow from as far away as the New World and East Asia, respectively.

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