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Zachary Dorner

Zachary Dorner is a historian of medicine and commerce. He is Assistant Clinical Professor in the University Honors program at the University of Maryland, College Park, and author of Merchants of Medicines: The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain’s Long Eighteenth Century (University of Chicago Press, 2020).

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Global trade, enslaved labor, and colonial warfare created demands for medicines that would work for anyone, anywhere. That pressure to view patients as interchangeable remains with us today.

Zachary Dorner