Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India
Women's Health Care in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal
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The growth of hospital medicine in 19th century India created a space'albeit a very small one'for providing Western-style healthcare to female patients. Many of these changes, including the reform of reproductive healthcare and the spread of women's medical education, benefitted a privileged minority belonging to urban, higher-caste groups. The reform in women's healthcare in colonial India constitutes a significant chapter of the country's social history and laid an irrevocable foundation for medicine in the post-independence period.
Posted on February 4, 2017
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