Leprosy and Empire: A Medical and Cultural History - Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories (Paperback)Rod Edmond (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
'The last few decades have seen an impressive number of books on the history of leprosy, and this is a useful addition to the genre. The 'medical' component of the book is excellent ... The book will appeal to students of the history of medicine and to those with an interest in disease as metaphor.' Hugo Ree, Health and History
"Leprosy and Empire traces the history of leprosy stigma between about 1770 and 1920, searching for a 'conflicted genealogy' of leprosy stigma across a broad span of European colonial encounters, from Hawaii to Australia, New Zealand and the Cape, and how these played out in Europe." - Harriet Deacon, H-SAfrica
"Rod Edmond's Leprosy and Empire is very interesting text which puts the history of disease and its management in an easily readable form.... it is well worth reading and is a welcome addition to the history of empire and its administration." - Canadian Journal of History
"Leprosy's complexity and elusiveness to modern medical and cultural analysis is precisely the problem that Edmond successfully... addresses in this book.... The book's strengths are its thorough and thoughtful analyses of literary references to leprosy from the Bible through the works of Romantics like William Blake, Samuel Coleridge, and Mary Shelley to twentieth-century observers who spent time inside leper colonies." - Journal of Interdisciplinary History
`"he last few decades have seen an impressive number of books on the history of leprosy, and this is a useful addition to the genre. The `medical.' component of the book is excellent... The book will appeal to students of the history of medicine and to those with an interest in disease as metaphor." - Hugo Ree, Health & History
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