acopiadores. See middlemen
Addison’s disease, 42
adrenocortical hormones, 43
agrarian reform: Agrarian Reform Law,
161, 165–66; of Cárdenas, 174–76; of
López Mateos, 177. See also Secre-
tariat of Agrarian Reform
agriculture, commercial: crops, 36–37;
monoculture cycles of, 32; in Papa-
loapan, 23–25, 28, 31
Aguilar Camín, Héctor, 119
Alemán, Miguel, 95, 123, 257–58 n. 44
alternatives, to barbasco, 198, 200
androgens, 43
andrology, 246–47 n. 24
androsterone, 46, 246–47 n. 24
animal: hormones from, 47, 52, 55;
organs of, 44, 69, 250–51 n. 80
Apolinar, Isidro: attitude of, toward
barbasco, 71–72; as barbasquero, 76;
on labor practices, 31; life of, 23–27;
political affiliation of, 73–74; under
Proquivemex, 141–42, 149; social
mobility of, 16, 36, 226; unemploy-
ment of, 36
Applezweig, Norman, 40
ARIC (Associación Rural de Interés
Colectivo), 207–8
Arroyo Negro y Anexas unions, 210–11,
213
Arroyo Zacate, 21
arthritis, rheumatoid, 61–62, 66
Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de
Medicina, 124
Asociación Rural de Interés Colectivo,
207–8
Avila Camacho, Manuel, 32, 53, 176–77
Aztec empire, 27
ballad of Proquivemex, 138–39
banana crops, 31, 32, 35
BANRURAL, 143–44
Barbarous Mexico (Turner), 243 n. 32
barbasco: as abortifacient, 72; abun-
dance of, 93; alternatives to, 198,
200; biopiracy in relation to, 10; cash
crops compared to, 35; characteristics
of, 76; for cortisone production, 3, 63,
96; cost of, 153–55, 160–61; cultiva-
tion of, 9, 92, 97, 170–71; demand for,
93–94, 96, 98, 121; discovery of, 20;
dominance of, 155; exploitation of,
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