East African Doctors: A History of the Modern Profession

East African Doctors: A History of the Modern Profession

by John Iliffe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521632722

ISBN-13: 9780521632720

Pub. Date: 01/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a history of the training and work of East African doctors since modern medicine began in the region during the 1870s. It discusses recruitment and education of doctors, their understanding and practice of modern medicine, the struggle to secure professional status and to preserve it amid recent political and economic decline. Proposing a new understanding

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This is a history of the training and work of East African doctors since modern medicine began in the region during the 1870s. It discusses recruitment and education of doctors, their understanding and practice of modern medicine, the struggle to secure professional status and to preserve it amid recent political and economic decline. Proposing a new understanding of professionalization in the Third World, it ends with an account of their important contribution to the study and control of AIDS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521632720
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Series:
African Studies Series, #95
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. The argument; 2. Pioneers; 3. The age of the tribal dresser; 4. Makerere and its students, 1923–49; 5. The pursuit of professional status; 6. The transfer of power; 7. Uganda: doctors and a disintegrating state; 8. Kenya: doctors and a capitalist transition; 9. Tanzania: doctors and a socialist experiment; 10. AIDS; 11. Conclusion.

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