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Mixed Medicines: Health and Culture in French Colonial Cambodia

Sokhieng Au


During the first half of the twentieth century, representatives of the French colonial health services actively strove to expand the practice of Western medicine in the frontier colony of Cambodia. But as the French physicians ventured beyond their colonial enclaves, they found themselves negotiating with the plurality of Cambodian cultural practices relating to health and disease, negotiations that were marked by some success, a great deal of misunderstanding, and much failure. Bringing together historical vignettes, social and anthropological theory, and quantitative analyses, this book exam ... More

Keywords: colonial health services, Western medicine, Cambodia, cultural practices, Khmer, Cham, Vietnamese, indigenous population

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226031637
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226031651.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sokhieng Au, author