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Book review: Medicine and empire 1600-1960 by Pratik Chakrabarti

Brown, Sally (2014) Book review: Medicine and empire 1600-1960 by Pratik Chakrabarti. LSE Review of Books (25 Mar 2014). Website.

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"Medicine and Empire 1600-1960." Pratik Chakrabarti. Palgrave Macmillan. December 2013. --- This book aims to provide an introduction to the shared history of modern medicine and imperialism – spanning three centuries and covering British, French and Spanish imperial histories in Africa, Asia and America. Pratik Chakrabarti explores the major developments in European medicine from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century, to show that the major developments in European medicine had a colonial counterpart and were closely intertwined with European activities overseas. Sally Brown finds this a very readable book with a vast array of information packed into it and recommends it to anyone interested in exploring the history of medicine.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 15:25
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2021 23:17

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