Diagnosing Empire: Women, Medical Knowledge, and Colonial Mobility

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Social Science - 133 pages
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Examining the emerging figure of the woman doctor and her relationship to empire in Victorian culture, Hassan traces both amateur and professional 'doctoring' by British women travelers in colonial India and the Middle East. As doctoring natives helped women like Lucie Duff Gordon, Isabel Burton, Anna Leonowens and Mary Scharlieb gain access to their lives and cultural traditions, colonial subjects, including Krupabai Satthianadhan, produced texts that participated actively in health reform.

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Narin Hassan is Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

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