The Turtle and the Caduceus: How Pacific Politics and Modern Medicine Shaped the Medical School in Fiji, 1885-2010

The Turtle and the Caduceus: How Pacific Politics and Modern Medicine Shaped the Medical School in Fiji, 1885-2010

by Professor David Brewster, AM
     
 

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The Turtle and the Caduceus is the history of a regional medical school in Fiji which was founded in 1885. Rather than just an institutional history, it deals with the influence of developments in Western medical education (the Caduceus) upon traditional Pacific island culture (the Turtle). It also recounts the story of how political and health developments, such as a… See more details below

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The Turtle and the Caduceus is the history of a regional medical school in Fiji which was founded in 1885. Rather than just an institutional history, it deals with the influence of developments in Western medical education (the Caduceus) upon traditional Pacific island culture (the Turtle). It also recounts the story of how political and health developments, such as a measles epidemic, colonialism, philanthropy, migration and military coups, have affected the medical school.

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ISBN-13:
9781450022637
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
01/11/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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