Medicine and Empire 1600-1960

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  • Copyright: 2013-12-27
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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A comprehensiveoverview of the history of medicine and European imperialism from the seventeenth to the mid-twentieth century. Drawing on recent scholarship, the textcomparatively examines the keydevelopments that took place within colonialism and medicine and exploresthe main historiographical issues surrounding the topics.

Author Biography

PRATIK CHAKRABARTI is Wellcome Lecturer in the History of Modern Medicine at the University of Kent. He is the author of Western Science in Modern India: Metropolitan Methods, Colonial Practices, Material and Medicine: Trade, Conquest and Therapeutics in the Eighteenth Century and Microbes and Morality: Medical Research in British India, 1890-1940. He has taught the history of medicine at the MS University Baroda, Oxford University and the University of Kent.

Table of Contents

Medicine in the Age of Commerce
Migration, Colonialism and Mortality
Conquest, Warfare and Medicine
'Acclimatization': Climate, Race and Habitation in the Colonies
Medicine and Nature in the Empire: The Emergence of the Imperial Pharmacopeia.
The Making of Colonial Medicine
Culture and Colonialism: The Rise of Traditional Medicine
Germs in the Empire: The Emergence of Tropical Medicine
From Colonial Medicine to International Health
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