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Title:Beyond the state: the Colonial Medical Service in British Africa
Editor:Greenwood, Anna
Year:2016
Pages:197
Language:English
Series:Studies in imperialism
City:Manchester
Publisher:Manchester University Press
ISBN:0719089670; 9780719089671
Geographic terms:English-speaking Africa
Kenya
Malawi
Nigeria
Uganda
Zanzibar
Tanzania
Subjects:medical history
colonial history
missionary history
doctors
patients
health care
mental health
Abstract:The contributions in this edited volume deal with the social history of the colonial medical service in British East Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar) and British West Africa (Nigeria). It focuses on doctors, patients, local communities, missionaries and colonial administrators involved in hospitals and mental health institutions. Contributions: Introduction: looking beyond the state (Anna Greenwood); Crossing the divide: medical missionaries and government service in Uganda, 1897-1940 (Yolana Pringle); The government medical service and British missions in colonial Malawi, c.1891-1940: crucial collaboration, hidden conflicts (Markku Hokkanen); The maintenance of hegemony: the short history of Indian doctors in the Colonial Medical Service, British East Africa (Anna Greenwood, Harshad Topiwala); The Colonial Medical Service and the struggle for control of the Zanzibar Maternity Association, 1918-47 (Anna Greenwood); Elder Dempster and the transport of lunatics in British West Africa (Matthew M. Heaton); Social disease and social science: the intellectual influence of non-medical research on policy and practice in the Colonial Medical Service in Tanganyika and Uganda (Shane Doyle); Cooperation and competition: missions, the colonial state and constructing a health system in colonial Tanganyika (Michael Jennings). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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