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Race, science, and medicine, 1700-1960

Author: Bernard Harris; Waltraud Ernst
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Series: Social history of medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Race, Science and Medicine, 1700-1960 brings together current critical research into the role played by racial ideas in the production of medical knowledge, throwing new light on three centuries of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Student Collection
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Harris; Waltraud Ernst
ISBN: 0415181526 9780415181525
OCLC Number: 40535162
Description: ix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: historical and contemporary perspectives on race, science and medicine / Waltraud Ernst --
Western medicine and racial constitutions: surgeon John Atkins' theory of polygenism and sleepy distemper in the 1730s / Norris Saakwa-Mante --
From the land of the Bible to the Caucasus and beyond: the shifting ideas of the geographical origin of humankind / H.F. Augstein --
Colonial policies, racial politics and the development of psychiatric institutions in early nineteenth-century British India / Waltraud Ernst --
Racial categories and psychiatry in Africa: the asylum on Robben Island in the nineteenth century / Harriet Deacon --
'An ancient race outworn': malaria and race in colonial India, 1860-1930 / David Arnold --
Tuberculosis and race in Britain and its empire, 1900-50 / Michael Worboys --
Changing depictions of disease: race, representation and the history of 'mongolism' / Mark Jackson --
Pro-alienism, anti-alienism and the medical profession in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain / Bernard Harris --
A virulent strain: German bacteriology as scientific racism, 1890-1920 / Paul Weindling --
'Savage civilization': race, culture and mind in Britain, 1898-1939 / Mathew Thomson --
'New men, strange faces, other minds': Arthur Keith, race and the Piltdown affair (1912-53) / Jonathan Sawday.
Series Title: Social history of medicine.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Harris and Waltraud Ernst.
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