Health And Society In Bengal: A Selection From Late 19Th-Century Bengali Periodicals


by Bose, Pradip Kumar (Ed.)

Health And Society In Bengal: A Selection From  Late 19Th-Century Bengali Periodicals

Price:  US$24.93   (SGD32.38*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 293 pages
Published:  2006, India, 1st Edition
ISBN:  0761934189
SB#:  038470 (101)

About This Book

In the second half of the 19th century an increasing amount of Western Europe's scientific and medical knowledge and ideas came into Bengal where local medical traditions and practices had of course existed for centuries. Several medical and other journals in Bengali had articles on issues associated with the co-existence of these distinct approaches to health and disease. In this volume some 35 of these articles are translated from Bengali. They discuss indigenous medicine, national health, sexuality and sexual relations, public health (mainly plague, malaria and small pox) and also issues of medical education.


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