Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939

Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939

by Yucel Yanikdag

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ISBN-13: 9780748695898
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 09/12/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Yücel Yanikdag is Associate Professor of History at the University of Richmond. Born in Istanbul, he received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. A Fulbright-Hays scholar, his research interests include: social and cultural history of the Great War, social history of medicine, and Turkish nationalism. His articles have appeared in Journal of Contemporary History, Middle Eastern Studies, and The First World War as Remembered in the Countries of the Mediterranean.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Author's note on usage
List of maps and figures
List of tables
INTRODUCTION
1. THE OTTOMAN GREAT WAR AND CAPTIVITY IN RUSSIA AND EGYPT
2. IMAGINING COMMUNITY AND IDENTITY IN RUSSIA AND EGYPT: A COMPARISON
3. SAVIOUR SONS OF THE NATION: INSIDE THE PRISONERS' MINDS
4. PRISONERS AS DISEASE CARRIERS: CASES OF PELLAGRA AND TRACHOMA
5. WAR NEUROSIS AND PRISONERS OF WAR: WARTIME NERVOUS BREAKDOWN AND THE POLITICS OF MEDICAL INTERPRETATION
6. DEGENERATIONIST PATHWAY TO EUGENICS: NEURO-PSYCHIATRY, SOCIAL PATHOLOGY AND ANXITIES OVER NATIONAL HEALTH
EPILOGUE: THE SEARCH FOR A USEABLE PAST: PRISONERS OF WAR, THE OTTOMAN GREAT WAR AND TURKISH NATIONALISM
Bibliography
Index

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