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

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

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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.
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  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 4,728g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2015
  • XI, 282 p.
  • 1137567619
  • 9781137567611
  • 2,565,598

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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.
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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 Reunion; 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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Review Text

"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)
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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)
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About Anna Winterbottom

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 genocide au Rwanda: La genese d'un systeme de categorisation genocidaire.
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