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At the time of his death, in 1808, the expedition’s base in Santa Fe de Bogotá had become a center of astronomic, zoologic, and botanical studies, where the work group continued on in spite of the absence of its founder. Colombian historiography has always linked the Royal Botanical Expedition of the New Kingdom of Granada with Independence in terms of the influence that the new sciences exercised in the formation of a creole consciousness. In addition, historical figures who would play major roles emerged from the expedition: Jorge Tadeo Lozano, a zoologist who deserted from the Spanish army to join the patriots; Francisco Antonio Zea, a scientist who fought on the patriot side; and Salvador Rizo, the painter, who fought in Bolívar’s army.
Quinas Amargas, 226) Mutis later gives a detailed description of the process of fermenting quinine. As he himself explains, it is exactly the same process used by the indigenous people in the preparation of their most popular drink, which was chicha. The result is that the scientist must criticize the judgments of European science in a tone that cannot but remind us of Las Casas: Thus we conjecture that the Indians made greater use of the quinine, but the human weakness of regarding as barbarous the inventions of peoples lacking in the culture of our times, with the specious pretext of improving them, tends to worsen their state.
He spent a great deal of his life trying to return to Mexico as director of a school for naturalists. On August 22, 1822, he wrote to Boussingault, whom he had met through Bolívar’s personal recommendation and who was continuing his work in America: Only death could change my plans. I am fifty-two years old and my spirit is young again. I remain firm in my resolve to leave Europe and live in the 42 THE SCHOLAR AND THE BARON tropics of Spanish America, where I have left behind so many memories and where the institutions are in harmony with my desires.
A Geography of Hard Times: Narratives About Travel to South America, 1780-1849 (Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture) by Angela Perez-Mejia, Dick Cluster