Much recent work on the history of colonial medicine argues that medicine was the handmaiden of colonial power and of capitalism. Highlighting the tenuousness of colonial power, this book challenges this interpretation through careful investigation of the complicated relationship between medicine, politics, and capital in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. It includes chapters on midwifery training and female circumcision, on health and racial ideology, and on the quest to find the yellow fever virus in East Africa.
|Print publication date: 1999||Print ISBN-13: 9780198207498|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.001.0001|