Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race, And Hygiene In The Philippines


by Anderson, Warwick

Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine,  Race, And Hygiene In The Philippines

Price:  US$37.40   (SGD48.57*)
Format:  Paper Back, 355 pages
Published:  2006, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780822338437
SB#:  039508 (150)

About This Book

This is a groundbreaking study of the medical policies of the United States government during its 1898-1941 colonisation of the Philippines. The policies are seen to have the dual aim of maintaining the health and standards of the American colonisers and controlling and "civilising" the 7 million inhabitants of the country's 7000 islands. Among the socio-politico-medical subjects discussed are: the largely military and racially tinged approach to the colony's health; the primacy of sanitary regulations and controls; the imposed segregation or institutionalisation of some communicable diseases; the legacy in global medicine of the scientific/public health experience in the Philippines. With bibliography, black-and-white photographs and index.


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