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Warm Climates and Western Medicine : Emergence of Tropical Medicine, 1500-1900 :  Emergence of Tropical Medicine, 1500-1900 - David Arnold

Warm Climates and Western Medicine : Emergence of Tropical Medicine, 1500-1900

Emergence of Tropical Medicine, 1500-1900

By: David Arnold (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1996
ISBN: 9789051839234
Number Of Pages: 240

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It is generally assumed that tropical medicine only emerged as a medical specialism in the late nineteenth century under the aegis of men like Patrick Manson and Ronald Ross. However, recent research (much of it brought together for the first time in this volume) shows that a distinctive medicine of 'warm climates' came into existence much earlier in the areas like the West Indies, Indonesia and India. Europeans health needs were one imperative, but this was more than just the medicine of Europe shipped overseas. Contact with non-Western medical ideas and practices was also a stimulus, as was Europe's encounter with unfamiliar environments and peoples.
These essays provide valuable insights into the early history of tropical medicine and from the standpoint of several European powers. They examine the kinds of medicine practised, the responses to local diseases and environments and diseases, and the relationship between the old medicine of 'warm climates' and the emerging tropical medicine of the late nineteenth century. The volume as a whole expands the parameters for the discussion of the evolution of Western medicine and opens up new perspectives on European science and society overseas.

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Tropical Medicine before Mansonp. 1
First Contacts between Indian and European Medical Systems: Goa in the Sixteenth Centuryp. 20
Dutch Medicine in Asia, 1600-1900p. 42
Race, War and Tropical Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Caribbeanp. 65
Resurrecting Hippocrates: Hygienic Sciences and the French Scientific Expeditions to Egypt, Morea and Algeriap. 80
Disease and Imperialismp. 99
Tropical Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Brazil: The Case of the 'Escola Tropicalista Bahiana', 1860-1890p. 108
A Question of Locality: The Identity of Cholera in British India, 1860-1890p. 133
Tropical without the Tropics: The Turning-Point of Pastorian Medicine in North Africap. 160
Germs, Malaria and the Invention of Mansonian Tropical Medicine: From 'Diseases in the Tropics' to 'Tropical Diseases'p. 181
Social Status and Imperial Service: Tropical Medicine and the British Medical Profession in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 208
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9789051839234
ISBN-10: 9051839235
Series: Clio Medica : Book 35
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1996
Publisher: Brill
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48