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Practising colonial medicine: the colonial medical service in East Africa

Crozier, A. (2007) Practising colonial medicine: the colonial medical service in East Africa. I.B. Taurus, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781845114596

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Abstract

The role of the Colonial Medical Service - the organisation responsible for healthcare in British overseas territories - goes to the heart of the British Colonial project. "Practising Colonial Medicine" is a unique study based on original sources and research into the work of doctors who served in East Africa. It shows the formulation of a distinct colonial identity based on factors of race, class, background, training and Colonial Service traditions, buttressed by professional skills and practice. Anna Crozier analyses all aspects of recruitment, qualifications, training as well as the vital personal factors that shaped the Service's character - religion, a sense of adventure, professional interest, ideas of imperial service, family traditions, professional ties, perceptions of service to humanity and the building up of a common service mentality among colonial medical staff. This is the first comprehensive history of the Colonial Medical Service and makes an important contribution to our understanding of the social and cultural aspects of medical history.

Item type: Book
ID code: 8840
Keywords: colonial, medicine, healthcare, overseas territories, recruitment, East Africa, Medicine (General), History, Great Britain, Africa
Subjects: Medicine > Medicine (General)
History General and Old World
History General and Old World > Great Britain
History General and Old World > Africa
Department: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > History
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2009 11:55
Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 14:29
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/8840

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