Uncertainty, Anxiety, Frugality: Dealing With Leprosy In The Dutch East Indies, 1816-1942


by Van Bergen, Leo

Uncertainty, Anxiety, Frugality: Dealing With Leprosy In The Dutch East Indies, 1816-1942

Price:  US$30.24   (SGD42.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 291 pages
Published:  2018, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814722834
SB#:  061711 (120)

About This Book

The story of leprosy in the Dutch East Indies from the beginning of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th reveals important themes in the colonial enterprise across the territory that is today's Indonesia. Operating in a territory with only a few hundred Western-trained doctors and a population in the tens of millions, Dutch colonial officials approached leprosy with uncertainty and anxiety. Leo van Bergen's detailed, attentive study to changing policies for treatment and prevention of leprosy (now often called Hansen's disease) is fascinating medical history, and provides a useful lens for understanding colonialism in Indonesia.


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