9780230276369-0230276369-Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960

Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960

ISBN-13: 9780230276369
ISBN-10: 0230276369
Edition: 2014
Author: Chakrabarti, Pratik
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Format: Paperback 246 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780230276369
ISBN-10: 0230276369
Edition: 2014
Author: Chakrabarti, Pratik
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Format: Paperback 246 pages

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Acknowledged authors Chakrabarti, Pratik wrote Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960 comprising 246 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0230276369 and 9780230276369. Since then Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.89 or rent at the marketplace.

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The history of modern medicine is inseparable from the history of imperialism. Medicine and Empire provides an introduction to this shared history – spanning three centuries and covering British, French and Spanish imperial histories in Africa, Asia and America.

Exploring the major developments in European medicine from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century, Pratik Chakrabarti shows that the major developments in European medicine had a colonial counterpart and were closely intertwined with European activities overseas:

• the increasing influence of natural history on medicine
• the growth of European drug markets
• the rise of surgeons in status
• ideas of race and racism
• advancements in sanitation and public health
• the expansion of the modern quarantine system
• the emergence of Germ theory and global vaccination campaigns.

Drawing on recent scholarship and primary texts, this book narrates a mutually constitutive history in which medicine was both a 'tool' and a product of imperialism, and provides an original, accessible insight into the deep historical roots of the problems that plague global health today.

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