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The Resource Public health in the British empire : intermediaries, subordinates, and the practice of public health, 1850-1960, edited by Ryan Johnson and Amna Khalid

Public health in the British empire : intermediaries, subordinates, and the practice of public health, 1850-1960, edited by Ryan Johnson and Amna Khalid

Label
Public health in the British empire : intermediaries, subordinates, and the practice of public health, 1850-1960
Title
Public health in the British empire
Title remainder
intermediaries, subordinates, and the practice of public health, 1850-1960
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ryan Johnson and Amna Khalid
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the last several decades, historians of public health in Britain colonies have been primarily concerned with the process of policy making in the upper echelons of the medical and sanitary administrations. Yet it was the lower level staff that formed the backbone of public health systems in the colonies. Although they constituted the bases of many colonies public health machinery, there is no consolidated study of these individuals to date. Public Health in the British Empire addresses this gap by bringing together historians studying intermediary and subordinate staff across the British Empire.Along with investigating the duties and responsibilities of medical and non-medical intermediary and subordinate personnel, the contributors to this volume show how the subjectivity of these agents influenced the manner in which they discharged their duties and how this in turn shaped policy. Even those working as low level assistants and aids were able to affect policy design. In this way, Public Health in the British Empire brings into sharp relief the disaggregated nature of the empire, thereby challenging the understanding of the imperial project as an enterprise conceived of and driven from the center"
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1975-
  • 1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Johnson, Ryan
  • Khalid, Amna
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  • Public health
  • Public health
  • Allied Health Personnel
  • Public Health
  • Colonialism
  • Health Policy
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
Label
Public health in the British empire : intermediaries, subordinates, and the practice of public health, 1850-1960, edited by Ryan Johnson and Amna Khalid
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Control of birth : pupil midwives in nineteenth-century Madras / Sean Lang -- "Unscientific and insanitary" : hereditary sweepers and customary rights in the United provinces / Amna Khalid -- "Left in the hands of subordinates" : medicine, language, and power in the colonial medical institutions of Egypt and India / James Mills -- Surviving the colonial institution : workers and patients in the government hospitals of mid-nineteenth-century Jamaica / Margaret Jones -- "A laudable experiment" : infant welfare work and medical intermediaries in early twentieth-century Barbados / Juanita de Barros -- Burmese health officers in the transformation of public health in Colonial Burma in the 1920s and 1930s / Atsuko Naono -- Mantsemei, interpreters, and the successful eradication of plague : the 1908 plague epidemic in colonial Accra / Ryan Johnson -- Medical training, African auxiliaries, and social healing in colonial Mwiniluna, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), 1945-1964 / Walima T. Kalusa -- Mid-level health worker in South Africa ; the in-between condition of the "middle" / Anne Digby
Control code
ocn663951896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 201 p.
Isbn
9780415890410
Lccn
2011017811
Label
Public health in the British empire : intermediaries, subordinates, and the practice of public health, 1850-1960, edited by Ryan Johnson and Amna Khalid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Control of birth : pupil midwives in nineteenth-century Madras / Sean Lang -- "Unscientific and insanitary" : hereditary sweepers and customary rights in the United provinces / Amna Khalid -- "Left in the hands of subordinates" : medicine, language, and power in the colonial medical institutions of Egypt and India / James Mills -- Surviving the colonial institution : workers and patients in the government hospitals of mid-nineteenth-century Jamaica / Margaret Jones -- "A laudable experiment" : infant welfare work and medical intermediaries in early twentieth-century Barbados / Juanita de Barros -- Burmese health officers in the transformation of public health in Colonial Burma in the 1920s and 1930s / Atsuko Naono -- Mantsemei, interpreters, and the successful eradication of plague : the 1908 plague epidemic in colonial Accra / Ryan Johnson -- Medical training, African auxiliaries, and social healing in colonial Mwiniluna, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), 1945-1964 / Walima T. Kalusa -- Mid-level health worker in South Africa ; the in-between condition of the "middle" / Anne Digby
Control code
ocn663951896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 201 p.
Isbn
9780415890410
Lccn
2011017811

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