Practising Colonial Medicine: The Colonial Medical Service in British East Africa

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I.B.Tauris, Dec 15, 2007 - History - 225 pages
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This unique study is based on original sources and research into the work of doctors who served in East Africa. Anna Crozier analyses all aspects of recruitment, qualifications, training as well as the vital personal factors that shaped the Service's character. 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.
 

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Contents

Recruitment into the Colonial Medical Service j 5
23
Practical Reasons for Being a Doctor in East
46
Ideological Reasons for Being a Doctor in
59
The Organisation of the Colonial Medical Service in East Africa
72
Experiences in the Field
86
Medical Recruitment and the Ideals of Empire
102
Colonial Medical Communities
115
Conclusion
133
Alphabetical List of Medical Officers with Service Dates
152
Bibliography j
219
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Anna Crozier is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, Glasgow, at the University of Strathclyde. She researches the history of colonial medicine in East Africa and is currently engaged in a medical history of Zanzibar.

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