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Race, Science and Medicine, 1700-1960 : Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine - Waltraud Ernst

Race, Science and Medicine, 1700-1960

Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

By: Waltraud Ernst (Editor), Bernard Harris (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415181525
Number Of Pages: 312

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Considering cases from Europe to India, this collection brings together current critical research on the role played by racial issues in the production of medical knowledge over the past three centuries. Confronting such themes as colonialism and medicine, the origins of racial thinking and health and migration, the distinguished contributors examine the role played by medicine in the construction of racial categories.

Historical and contemporary perspectives on race, science and medicine Waltraud Ernst, University of Southampton, UK
Western medicine and racial constitutions: Surgeon Atkin's theory of sleepy distemper in the 1730s Norris Saakwa-Mante, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London
From the land of the Bible to the Caucasus and beyond: the shifting ideas of the geographical origin of humankind
Colonial policies, racial politics and the development of psychiatric institutions in early nineteenth century British India Waltraud Ernst, University of Southampton, UK
Racial categories and psychiatry in Africa: The asylum on Robben Island in the nineteenth century Harriet Deacon, University of Cape Town, South Africa
'An ancient race outworn': malaria and race in colonial India, 1860-1930 David Arnold, SOAS, University of London, UK
Tuberculosis and race in Britain and its Empire, 1900-1950 Michael Worboys, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Changing depictions of disease: race, representation and the history of 'mongolism' Mark Jackon, University of Exeter, UK
Pro-alienism, anti-alienism and the medical profession in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain Bernard Harris, University of Southampton, UK
A virulent strain: German bacteriology as scientific racism, 1890-1920 Paul Weindling, Oxford Brookes University, UK
'Savage Civilisation': Race, culture and mind in Britain, 1898-1939 Mathew Thompson, University of Warwick, UK
'New men, strange faces, other minds': Arthur Keith, race and the Piltdown affair (1912-1953) Jonathan Sawday, University of Southampton, UK
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ISBN: 9780415181525
ISBN-10: 0415181526
Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 10th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1