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Published: 01 January 2015

272 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719096549

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Materials and medicine

Trade, conquest and therapeutics in the eighteenth century

Chakrabarti Pratik

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • The first book to trace the links between colonialism and medicine on a global geographical and conceptual scale
  • Aligning the trajectories of intellectual and material wealth, this book uncovers how medicine acquired a new materialism as well as new materials in the context of global commerce and warfare
  • Draws from wide ranging resources of naval, military, missionary, Orientalist, medical and natural history from the archives in the UK, West Indies and India
  • Will appeal to experts and students in a wide range of areas; histories of medicine, science, imperialism as well as south Asian and Caribbean history