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*History Research Guide

Start here for an overview of the research process in History, with suggested resources.

Medicine in the Context of Conquest

Image of a Mesoamerican infected with smallpox; illustrated panel from the Florentine Codex, a compendium of information on Aztec people and history by Bernardino de Sahagún, a 16th-century Spanish Franciscan missionary

Image of a Mesoamerican infected with smallpox; illustrated panel from the Florentine Codex, a compendium of information on Aztec people and history by Bernardino de Sahagún, a 16th-century Spanish Franciscan missionary. [Click image for original source of web image]

Translations for Class Exercise

In your group, use the worksheet to help you "read like a historian." A representative from each group will describe their document to the class and comment on how it helps us to understand the nature of medicine and society in its historical context.

Links to Originals

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