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Title: Medicine in an Age of Commerce and Empire <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: Harrison, Mark <>Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Beyond its obvious value for historians of (colonial and imperial) medicine, Harrison's example are applicable to histoians of science and more adventurous intellectual historians willing to engage with some technical material. The bibliography alone is worthy of consultation by anyone seeking a well-organized and thorough background in colonial medicine. (Jessica Baron, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences)
provides an accessible and rich introduction to the larger context British imperial connections and their impact on medicine. (Projit Bihari Mukharji, Social History of Medicine)
Mark Harrison is Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books and articles on the history of medicine, war and imperialism, and on the history of disease. He currently holds a fellowship at Green Templeton College and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is winner of the Templer Medal Book Prize, awarded by the Society for Army Historical Research in 2005 for Medicine and Victory: British Military Medicine in the Second World War.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire explores the impact of commercial and imperial expansion on British medicine from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century. Concentrating largely (though not exclusively) on India and the West Indies, it shows how medical practitioners in the colonies began to develop an empirical and experimental approach to medicine that was in many respects in advance of that in Britain. By the late eighteenthand early nineteenth century, colonial ideas and practices had also begun to transform medicine in Britain. Medical practitioners in the Army, Navy, and East India Company used their knowledge of fevers and other common diseases to establish themselves at the centre of British medicine, speaking to growingconcerns about supposedly new diseases at home and fears about the invasion of exotic maladies. Some found employment in new institutions such as fever hospitals, while others used connections in the armed forces to acquire influence and status at home. Many also made their voice heard through religious networks such as circles of dissenting physicians and natural philosophers. Seller Inventory # LHB9780199577736
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