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Published: 20 February 2020

324 Pages | 16 illustrations and 3 maps


ISBN: 9780190072827

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Pasteur's Empire

Bacteriology and Politics in France, Its Colonies, and the World

Aro Velmet

  • Highlights the influence of microbes and scientific data in key political decision making in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Brings to the fore the voices of scientists, administrators, international regulators, and African and Vietnamese colonial subjects in a truly kaleidoscopic narrative
  • Presents a new view of French biomedical colonialism that brings together different scales, from the microbiological to the global

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