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Histories of Health in Southeast Asia: Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century

Tim Harper

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ISBN 10: 0253014867 / ISBN 13: 9780253014863
Published by Indiana University Press
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Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Health patterns in Southeast Asia have changed profoundly over the past century. In that period, epidemic and chronic diseases, environmental transformations, and international health institutions have created new connections within the region and the increased interdependence of Southeast Asia with China and India. In this volume leading scholars provide a new approach to the history of health in Southeast Asia. Framed by a series of synoptic pieces on the "Landscapes of Health" in Southeast Asia in 1914, 1950, and 2014 the essays interweave local, national, and regional perspectives. They range from studies of long-term processes such as changing epidemics, mortality and aging, and environmental history to detailed accounts of particular episodes: the global cholera epidemic and the hajj, the influenza epidemic of 1918, WWII, and natural disasters. The writers also examine state policy on healthcare and the influence of organizations, from NGOs such as the China Medical Board and the Rockefeller Foundation to grassroots organizations in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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[T]his volume is a remarkable addition to scholarship. . . . Highly recommended. * Choice * The essays in this volume . . . deserve a wide readership, not only by those interested in the history of medicine but by all who are interested in the history of Southeast Asia. * East Asian Science, Technology and Society *

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