Medicine in Iran Profession, Practice and Politics, 1800-1925

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-12-18
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book traces how medicine in modern Iran was both theoretically and institutionally transformed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explores the process by which local physicians, in a non-colonial context, assimilated the emerging 'modern medicine' and the institutional devices that accommodated this transition. Author Hormoz Ebrahimnejad analyzes various intertwined factors, including intellectual and institutional dynamics, epidemics, professional and financial interests, international relationships, state centralisation and the modernisation movement to provide a comprehensive account of Iran's medical modernization.

Author Biography

Hormoz Ebrahimnejad is Lecturer in History at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton, UK. He has specialized in the history of Qâjâr and his first book was published on power and succession in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Iran. Since 1996, he has focused on the history of medicine in Iran on which he has widely published, including The Development of Modern Medicine in Non-Western Countries (2009) that he has edited.

Table of Contents

1. The State of Medical Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-Century Iran
2. The Physicians and their Encounter with Western Medicine
3. The Reform Movement and Medical Institutionalization
4. Medical Transition under the Constitution

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