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Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Two: The Modern Period - Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies (Hardback)
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Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Two: The Modern Period - Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies (Hardback)

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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.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137567611
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 4728 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2015


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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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