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Doctors and slaves : a medical and demographic history of slavery in the British West Indies, 1680-1834

Author: Richard B Sheridan
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study Professor Sheridan presents a rich and wide-ranging account of the health care of slaves in the British West Indies, from 1680-1834.

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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Sheridan
ISBN: 0521259657 9780521259651
OCLC Number: 10780832
Description: xxii, 420 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The disease environments and epidemiology; 2. The medical profession; 3. African and Afro-West Indian medicine; 4. The Guinea surgeons; 5. Slaves and plantations; 6. Labour, diet, and punishment; 7. Morbidity and mortality; 8. The problem of reproduction; 9. Smallpox and slavery; 10. Slave hospitals; 11. Plantation medical practice; 12. Slavery and medicine.
Responsibility: Richard B. Sheridan.
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