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Vaughan, Megan

Curing Their Ills: Colonial Power and African Illness

Vaughan, Megan - Curing Their Ills: Colonial Power and African Illness, ebook

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Curing their Ills traces the history of encounters between European medicine and African societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Vaughan's detailed examination of medical discourse of the period reveals its shifting and fragmented nature, highlights its use in the creation of the colonial subject in Africa, and explores the conflict between its pretensions to scientific neutrality and its political and cultural motivations.

The book includes chapters on the history of psychiatry in Africa, on the treatment of venereal diseases, on the memoirs of European 'Jungle Doctors', and on mission medicine. In exploring the representations of disease as well as medical practice, Curing their Ills makes a fascinating and original contribution to both medical history and the social history of Africa.

Keywords: Modern History (1780-1900)

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
1991
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
220 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745668949
Printed ISBN
9780745607818

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