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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Contents

Medicine and Mobility Women Travel and the Circulation of Colonial Knowledge
1
Public Anatomies Female Travel Writers and Colonial Knowledge
19
Tools Tinctures and Texts Fashioning and Marketing the Doctress of Empire
39
Female Prescriptions Women Medical Travel and Professional Medicine in India
61
Writing Reform Narrating the New Woman and Female Medical Education in India
89
Epilogue
107
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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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