"...a valuable tool not just for historians concerned with the Society of Jesus or colonial Latin American history, but also for scholars and students of early modern science, religion, and the history of ideas in a broader sense."
--Colonial Latin American Historical Review
"Although Jesuit contributions to early modern culture have attracted substantial scholarly interest, the role of Jesuit scholars in the development of scientific and medical discourse in colonial Spanish America remains for the most part uncharted terrain. [Missionary Scientists is] a highly readable yet meticulously documented study of this topic that traces the development of the missionary ethos from the earliest years of the conquest through the expulsion of the Jesuits in the 18th century."
--Kristine Ibsen, author of Maximillian, Mexico, and the Invention of Empire