Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Two: The Modern Period

Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Two: The Modern Period

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137567611
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/04/2015
Series: Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Anna Winterbottom is a British Academy Research Fellow at the Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex and Research Associate of the Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill, Canada. She is the author of Hybrid Knowledge in the Early East India Company World and the co-editor of The East India Company and the Natural World.


Facil Tesfaye is an Assistant Professor and Director of the African Studies Programme of the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Statistique(s) et génocide au Rwanda: La genèse d’un système de catégorisation génocidaire.

Table of Contents

1. Making Medical Ideologies: Indentured Labor in Mauritius; Yoshina Hurgobin
2. Treating Black Deaths in Egypt: Clot-Bey, African Slaves, and the Plague Epidemic of 1834-35; George Michael La Rue
3. Rockefeller Public Health in Colonial India; Shirish N Kavadi
4. Colonial Madness: Community and Lunacy in Nineteenth-Century India; Anouska Bhattacharyya
5. Russian Medical Diplomacy in Ethiopia, 1896-1913; Rashed Chowdhury
6. Tropical disease, and the making of France in Réunion; Karine Aasgaard Jansen
7. Medicine on the edge: Luso-Asian encounters in the Island of Chiloane, Sofala; Cristiana Bastos and Ana Cristina Roque
8. Zigua Medicine, between Mountains and Ocean: People, Performances, and Objects in Healing Motion; Jonathan R. Walz
9. Indian Ocean Worlds: Tracing South African 'Indigenous Medicine'; Julie Laplante
10. Concluding Remarks; Michael N. Pearson

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“The chapters touch on Europe, Asia, and North, Eastern and Southern Africa and open up new aspects of medical history, whilst offering analyses of previously under-investigated regions and presenting new information.”—Helen Sweet, Professor of History, Oxford University, England

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