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Nationalizing the Body: The Medical Market, Print and Daktari Medicine

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'Nationalizing the Body' revisits the history of 'western' medicine in colonial South Asia through the lives, writings and practice of the numerous Bengali 'daktars' who adopted and practised it. Refusing to see 'western' medicine as an alienated appendage of the colonial state, this book explores how 'western' medicine was vernacularised. It argues that a burgeoning medic ...more
Hardcover, 351 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Anthem Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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