Public Health in British India: Anglo-Indian Preventive Medicine 1859-1914 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- 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 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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; 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.