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Healing the Land and the NationMalaria and the Zionist Project in Palestine, 1920-1947$
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Sandra M. Sufian

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226779355

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226779386.001.0001

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Perceptual Landscape

Perceptual Landscape

Scientific Experimentation, Colonial Medicine, and the Medicalization of Palestine

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(p.181) Chapter Five Perceptual Landscape
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Healing the Land and the Nation
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226779386.003.0006

This chapter, which examines the history of colonial medicine, scientific experimentation, and the medicalization of Palestine, suggests that Zionist malariologists' discoveries and experiments were social and political events that added a new layer to the sociocultural history of Mandate Palestine given their connection to nationalist agenda. It highlights the Zionist health officials' belief that it was only by knowing the land and the enemy that effective malaria control and nationalist transformation took place.

Keywords:   colonial medicine, scientific experimentation, medicalization, Palestine, sociocultural history, nationalist agenda, nationalist transformation, malaria control

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