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Colonial medical care in North India : gender, state, and society, c. 1840-1920

Author: Samiksha Sehrawat
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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This book shows how medical care was introduced, expanded, and funded by the colonial state. Intent on limiting medical expenditure, the colonial state created a medical infrastructure with regional and rural-urban disparities in access to medical care, with an over-reliance on the private and voluntary sectors. For the first time, this book analyses medical care for both male and female patients, examining Dufferin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samiksha Sehrawat
ISBN: 9780198096603 0198096607
OCLC Number: 864085620
Description: liv, 292 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: PREFACE; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; 1. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE AS STATE CHARITY: THE ROOTS OF COLONIAL MEDICAL CARE, C. 1835-80; 2. FINANCING AN EXPANDING SYSTEM OF MEDICAL CARE: THE COLONIAL STATE AND ITS CRITICS, C. 1890-1920; 3. POPULARITY OF EYE SURGERY AND PROBLEMS OF COLONIAL HOSPITAL FINANCE IN DELHI; 4. ZENANA MEDICAL CARE: THE DUFFERIN FUND, THE COLONIAL STATE AND FEMALE MEDICAL EXPERTS; 5. FOUNDING THE WOMEN'S MEDICAL SERVICE IN INDIA: THE COLONIAL STATE AND THE 'MEDICAL NEEDS' OF INDIAN WOMEN; 6. ARMY HOSPITALS FOR INDIAN EMPLOYEES: ETHNICITY AND 'ECONOMY' IN COLONIAL MEDICAL CARE; EPILOGUE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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This book shows how medical care was introduced, expanded, and funded by the colonial state. Intent on limiting medical expenditure, the colonial state created a medical infrastructure with regional and rural-urban disparities in access to medical care, with an over-reliance on the private and voluntary sectors. For the first time, this book analyses medical care for both male and female patients, examining Dufferin Fund hospitals and hospitals for Indian soldiers.

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