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dc.contributor.authorZumthurm, Tizian
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-13T12:28:05Z
dc.date.available2020-10-13T12:28:05Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20201013_9789004436978_7
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/42535
dc.description.abstractTizian Zumthurm uses the extraordinary hospital of an extraordinary man to produce novel insights into the ordinary practice of biomedicine in colonial Central Africa. His investigation of therapeutic routines in surgery, maternity care, psychiatry, and the treatment of dysentery and leprosy reveals the inco-herent nature of biomedicine – and not just in Africa. Reading rich archival sources against and along the grain, the author combines concepts that appeal to those interested in the history of medicine and colonialism. Through the micro-cosm of the hospital, Zumthurm brings to light the social worlds of Gabonese patients as well as European staff. By refusing to easily categorize colonial medi-cal encounters, the book challenges our understanding of biomedicine as solely domineering or interactive. Readership: People interested in the history of medicine, especially in the colonies. Practitioners of Global Health. Students of Medical History. Historians of Africa. People interested in the work of Albert Schweitzer.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesClio Medica
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicine
dc.subject.otherHistory of medicine
dc.titlePracticing Biomedicine at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital 1913-1965
dc.title.alternativeIdeas and Improvisations
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1163/9789004436978
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaf16fd4b-42a1-46ed-82e8-c5e880252026
oapen.relation.isFundedBy07f61e34-5b96-49f0-9860-c87dd8228f26
oapen.collectionSwiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
oapen.imprintBrill | Rodopi
oapen.series.number103
oapen.pages319
oapen.grant.number10BP12_198081


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