Medicine in an Age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and Its Tropical Colonies, 1660-1830

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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)

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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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