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Histories of health in Southeast Asia : perspectives on the long twentieth century

Author: T N Harper; Sunil S Amrith
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Health patterns in Southeast Asia have changed profoundly over the past century. This book provides an approach to the history of health in Southeast Asia.

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T N Harper; Sunil S Amrith
ISBN: 9780253014863 0253014867 9780253014917 0253014913
OCLC Number: 869265233
Description: viii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Krom Luang Wongsa and the house of Snidvongs : knowledge transition and the transformation of medicine in early modern Siam / Nopphanat Anuphongphat and Komatra Chuengsatiansup --
A historical overview of traditional medicine in Cambodia / Sokhieng Au --
Pilgrim ships and the frontiers of contagion : quarantine regimes from Southeast Asia to the Red Sea / Eric Tagliacozzo --
The influenza pandemic of 1918 in Southeast Asia / Kirsty Walker --
Disaster medicine in Southeast Asia / Greg Bankoff --
The demographic history of Southeast Asia in the twentieth century / Peter Boomgaard --
"Rural" health in modern Southeast Asia / Atsuko Naono --
The impact of environmental changes on forest peoples of Southeast Asia in the twentieth century / Alberto G. Gomes --
Population aging and the family : the Southeast Asian context / Theresa W. Devasahayam --
Epidemic disease in modern and contemporary Southeast Asia / Mary Wilson --
The eradication of smallpox in Indonesia / Vivek Neelakantan --
The internationalization of health in Southeast Asia / Sunil S. Amrith --
Modernizing yet marginal : hospitals and asylums in Southeast Asia in the twentieth century / Loh Kah Seng --
Healing the nation : politics, medicine, and analogies of health in Southeast Asia / Rachel Leow --
Health or tobacco : competing perspectives in modern Southeast Asia / Loh Wei Leng --
The role of non-governmental organizations in the field of health in modern Southeast Asia : the Philippine experience / Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem.
Series Title: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Responsibility: edited by Tim Harper and Sunil S. Amrith.

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