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Colonizing the Body

State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India

Colonizing the Body( )
Author: Arnold, David
ISBN:978-0-520-08295-3
Publication Date:Aug 1993
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $33.95
Book Description:

In this innovative analysis of medicine and disease in colonial India, David Arnold explores the vital role of the state in medical and public health activities, arguing that Western medicine became a critical battleground between the colonized and the colonizers. Focusing on three major epidemic diseases--smallpox, cholera, and plague--Arnold analyzes the impact of medical interventionism. He demonstrates that Western medicine as practiced in India was not simply...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Public Health
Social Science / Disease & Health Issues
Medical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:1.1 Pounds



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