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Beyond the state : the colonial medical service in British Africa

Author: Anna Greenwood
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Colonial Medical Service was the personnel section of the Colonial Service, employing the doctors who tended to the health of both the colonial staff and the local populations of the British Empire. Although the Service represented the pinnacle of an elite government agency, its reach in practice stretched far beyond the state, with the members of the African service collaborating with a range of other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Greenwood
ISBN: 9781784996789 1784996785 9781526104366 1526104369
OCLC Number: 936219300
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction: looking beyond the state - Anna Greenwood2. Crossing the divide: medical missionaries and government service in Uganda, 1897-1940 - Yolana Pringle 3. The government medical service and British missions in colonial Malawi, c.1891-1940: crucial collaboration, hidden conflicts - Markku Hokkanen 4. The maintenance of hegemony: the short history of Indian doctors in the Colonial Medical Service, British East Africa - Anna Greenwood and Harshad Topiwala 5. The Colonial Medical Service and the struggle for control of the Zanzibar Maternity Association, 1918-47 - Anna Greenwood 6. Elder Dempster and the transport of lunatics in British West Africa - Matthew M. Heaton7. Social disease and social science: the intellectual influence of non-medical research on policy and practice in the Colonial Medical Service in Tanganyika and Uganda - Shane Doyle 8. Cooperation and competition: missions, the colonial state and constructing a health system in colonial Tanganyika - Michael Jennings BibliographyIndex -- .
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: edited by Anna Greenwood.

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Examines colonial medical policy and the ways in which doctors of the Colonial Medical Service dealt with the day-to-day reality of care-giving in Imperial Africa. -- .  Read more...

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