Public Health in British India: Anglo-Indian Preventive Medicine 1859-1914 / Edition 1

Public Health in British India: Anglo-Indian Preventive Medicine 1859-1914 / Edition 1

by Mark Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521466881

ISBN-13: 9780521466882

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first major study of public health in British India. It covers many previously unresearched areas such as European attitudes toward India and its inhabitants, and the way in which these were reflected in medical literature and medical policy; the fate of public health at the local level under Indian control; and the effects of quarantine on colonial

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Overview

This is the first major study of public health in British India. It covers many previously unresearched areas such as European attitudes toward India and its inhabitants, and the way in which these were reflected in medical literature and medical policy; the fate of public health at the local level under Indian control; and the effects of quarantine on colonial trade and the pilgrimage to Mecca. The book places medicine within the context of debates about the government of India, and relations between rulers and ruled, and in emphasizing the active role of the indigenous population it differs significantly from other work in this subject area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521466882
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The Indian medical service; 2. Tropical hygiene: disease theory and prevention in nineteenth-century India; 3. The foundations of public health in India: crisis and constraint; 4. Cholera theory and sanitary policy; 5. Quarantine, pilgrimage, and colonial trade: India 1866–1900; 6. Professional visions and political realities, 1896–1914; 7. Public health and local self-government; 8. The politics of health in Calcutta, 1876–1899; Conclusion.

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