Pharmacy in Senegal

Pharmacy in Senegal : Gender, Healing, and Entrepreneurship

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Pharmacy in Senegal explores the rise and expansion of pharmacies in Senegal in the 20th century. In Senegal, as in many African nations, the pharmacy is often the center of biomedical care, where pharmacists provide examinations and diagnoses and prescribe medicines. Donna A. Patterson notes that many pharmacists are women, which adds an important dimension to this story about medical training and the medical profession. In a health care landscape that includes traditional healers, herbalists, and Muslim healers, women pharmacists have become a mainstay of the local standard of care. Patterson provides a greater understanding of the role pharmacists play in bringing health care to the people they serve.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 158.75 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 453.59g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 7 b&w illus.
  • 0253014700
  • 9780253014702

About Donna A. Patterson

Donna A. Patterson is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College.
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[P]rovides insight into the role of pharmacies in a country that also embraces traditional healers, herbalists, and Muslim healers as part of the health care team.4/3/15 * Pharmacy Times * Patterson . . . has written an insightful history of pharmacy education, practice, and entrepreneurship

in Senegal. * Ufahamu *
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Table of contents

1. France's Biomedical Expansion: Creating African Medical Personnel
2. Practicing Pharmacy
3. Women Own Pharmacies Too: Financing Private Pharmacies
4. House and Street: Negotiating Professional and Private Lives
5. Pharmaceutical Trafficking in Colonial and Postcolonial Senegal
Selected Bibliography
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