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Health, state, and society in Kenya

Author: George O Ndege
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2001.
Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Ndege provides an examination of the conflicts and compromises between Western biomedicine and African traditional therapies in colonial Kenya.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George O Ndege
ISBN: 1580460992 9781580460996
OCLC Number: 47716506
Description: xvi, 224 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The unsettling contact : epidemics, biomedicine, and the ideology of order --
In search of compromise : economy, labor, war, and related epidemics --
Careers in health and healing : competing visions of training and practice --
Politics, innovation, reform, and expansion --
Grappling with change in the age of transition and anxiety : decolonization, independence, and AIDS.
Series Title: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 10.
Responsibility: George Oduor Ndege.

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