Medical Encounters in British India

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-05-05
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Deepak Kumar is Professor, History of Science and Education, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Raj Sekhar Basu is Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Calcutta.

Table of Contents

Section I: The Multiplicity of Domains
1. Probing History of Medicine and Public Health in India: A Study of Encounters at Multiple Sites, Deepak Kumar
2. Anatomical Knowledge and East-West Exchange, Jayanta Bhattacharya
3. From Bazaar Medicine to Hospital Medicine: Calomel, India and the British Empire, c.1750-c.1800, Mark Harrison
4. Dietetics, Mimesis, and Alterity: Food in Asian Medical Traditions and East-West Exchanges, David Arnold
5. Health and Sovereignty in the New Asia: The Decline and Rise of the Tropics, Sunil Amrith
Section II: The Differing Perceptions
6. Cholera, Heroic Therapies, and Rise of Homoeopathy in Nineteenth-century India, Dhrub Kumar Singh
7. Knowing Health and Medicine: A Case Study of Benares, c.1900-1950, Madhuri Sharma
8. Healing the Sick and the Destitute: Protestant Missionaries and Medical Missions in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Travancore, Raj Sekhar Basu
9. A Mixed Record: Malaria Control in Bombay Presidency, 1900-1935, Mridula Ramanna
10. Vulnerability of Women to Bacillus: Myths and Reality in India (1890-1950), Bikramaditya K. Choudhary
11. Negotiating Subalternity: Social Construction of Tuberculosis in Colonial and Post-colonial India, Arabinda Samanta
12. 'Delivering the "Murdered Child": Infanticide, Abortion and Contraception in Colonial India', Indira Chowdhury
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