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The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France
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The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France

Michael A. Osborne

Abstract

This book is a history of the ideas, people, and institutions animating French colonial and tropical medicine from its origins through World War I. Until the 1890s most of what counted as colonial medicine was actually linked to or simply was naval medicine, an activity taught at schools in the port cities of Brest, Rochefort-sur-Mer, Toulon, and Bordeaux. The study utilizes Jürgen Habermas’s “lifeworld” concept and more recent place-based techniques to chart the emergence, modification, and eventual demise of this discrete and largely separate species of French medicine pressured by reform ... More

Keywords: colonial medicine, exotic pathology, Jürgen Habermas, lead poisoning, lifeworld, navy, prisons, race, tropical medicine, yellow fever

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226114521
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226114668.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael A. Osborne, author