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The Resource Healers on the colonial market; Native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies, (electronic book)

Healers on the colonial market; Native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies, (electronic book)

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Healers on the colonial market; Native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies
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Healers on the colonial market; Native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies
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eng
Summary
  • Healers on the colonial market is one of the few studies on the Dutch East Indies from a postcolonial perspective. It provides an enthralling addition to research on both the history of the Dutch East Indies and the history of colonial medicine. This book will be of interest to historians, historians of science and medicine, and anthropologists. How successful were the two medical training programmes established in Jakarta by the colonial government in 1851? One was a medical school for Javanese boys, and the other a school for midwives for Javanese girls, and the graduates were supposed to replace native healers, the dukun. However, the indigenous population was not prepared to use the services of these doctors and midwives. Native doctors did in fact prove useful as vaccinators and assistant doctors, but the school for midwives was closed in 1875. Even though there were many horror stories of mistakes made during dukun-assisted deliveries, the school was not reopened, and instead a handful of girls received practical training from European physicians. Under the Ethical Policy there was more attention for the welfare of the indigenous population and the need for doctors increased. More native boys received medical training and went to work as general practitioners. Nevertheless, not everybody accepted these native doctors as the colleagues of European physicians. Liesbeth Hesselink (1943) received a PhD in the history of medicine from the University of Amsterdam in 2009. She has had a career in education and in politics. In addition she has published articles on prostitution and the medical history of the Dutch East Indies
  • Subject term: Humanities
  • Subject term: medical history;
  • Subject term: colonial medicine;
  • Subject term: indigenous medicine
  • Subject term: midwifery
  • Subject term: Indonesia
  • Subject term: colonial politics;
  • Subject term: colonial history;
  • Subject term: healthcare
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Hesselink, Liesbeth
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English
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  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • Physicians
  • Physicians
  • Midwives
  • Midwives
  • Healers
  • Healers
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Healers on the colonial market; Native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies, (electronic book)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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400271
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other
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1 electronic resource (X, 376 p.)
File format
one file format
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online
Isbn
9789067183826
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computer
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rdamedia
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Label
Healers on the colonial market; Native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
400271
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 electronic resource (X, 376 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789067183826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified

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