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Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Two

The Modern Period

Editors: Winterbottom, Anna, Tesfaye, Facil (Eds.)

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The Indian Ocean has been the site of multiple interconnected medical interactions that may be viewed in the context of the environmental factors connecting the region. This interdisciplinary work presents essays on various aspects of disease, medicine, and healing in different locations in and around the Indian Ocean from the eighteenth century to the contemporary era. The essays explore theoretical explanations for disease, concepts of fertility, material culture, healing in relation to diplomacy and colonialism, public health, and the health of slaves and migrant workers. This book will appeal to academics and graduate students working in the fields of medical and scientific history, as well as in the growing fields of Indian Ocean studies and global history.

About the authors

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.

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“This collection … is the very first to use the notion of an ‘Indian Ocean world’ as a conceptual and geographical framework for the study of medicine and healing. … a wonderful addition to the swiftly expanding literature within Indian Ocean studies … . essential reading for scholars of the IOW, as well as for state and/or nation-specific specialists of the region, and for scholars working in the fields of medical and scientific history and specialists in world/global history.” (Gabriale Payne, British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 49 (4), December, 2016)


“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

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Making Medical Ideologies: Indentured Labor in Mauritius

    Hurgobin, Yoshina

    Pages 1-26

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  • Treating Black Deaths in Egypt: Clot-Bey, African Slaves, and the Plague Epidemic of 183–4-1835

    Rue, George Michael La

    Pages 27-59

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  • Rockefeller Public Health in Colonial India

    Kavadi, Shirish N.

    Pages 61-88

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  • Colonial Madness: Community and Lunacy in Nineteenth-Century India

    Bhattacharyya, Anouska

    Pages 89-113

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  • Russian Medical Diplomacy in Ethiopia, 1896–1913

    Chowdhury, Rashed

    Pages 115-145

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 94,94 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56761-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Two
Book Subtitle
The Modern Period
Editors
  • Anna Winterbottom
  • Facil Tesfaye
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56758-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137567581
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56761-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 282
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