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The Lomidine files : the untold story of a medical disaster in colonial Africa

Author: Guillaume Lachenal
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ultimately, it illuminates public health not only as a showcase of colonial humanism and a tool of control but as an arena of mediocrity, powerlessness, and stupidity.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lachenal, Guillaume, 1978-
Lomidine files.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016051704
(OCoLC)962750182
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guillaume Lachenal
ISBN: 9781421423241 1421423243
OCLC Number: 1006728006
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: 1 online resource (237 pages)
Contents: The wonder drug --
Experimentations without borders --
The new deal of colonial medicine --
The spectacle of eradication --
Race, pentamidine and the individual --
Good citizens and bad brothers --
Yokadouma, Cameroon, November-December 1954 --
"We cried without making a palaver" --
The misfirings of the imperial machine --
The swan song of eradication --
How the drug became useless and dangerous --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Médicament qui devait sauver l'Afrique.
Responsibility: Guillaume Lachenal ; translated by Noemi Tousignant.

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