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Difference and disease : medicine, race, and the eighteenth-century British Empire, Suman Seth

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Difference and disease : medicine, race, and the eighteenth-century British Empire
Title
Difference and disease
Title remainder
medicine, race, and the eighteenth-century British Empire
Statement of responsibility
Suman Seth
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before the nineteenth century, travellers who left Britain for the Americas, West Africa, India and elsewhere encountered a medical conundrum: why did they fall ill when they arrived, and why - if they recovered - did they never become so ill again? The widely accepted answer was that the newcomers needed to become 'seasoned to the climate'. Suman Seth explores forms of eighteenth-century medical knowledge, including conceptions of seasoning, showing how geographical location was essential to this knowledge and helped to define relationships between Britain and her far-flung colonies. In this period, debates raged between medical practitioners over whether diseases changed in different climes. Different diseases were deemed characteristic of different races and genders, and medical practitioners were thus deeply involved in contestations over race and the legitimacy of the abolitionist cause. In this innovative and engaging history, Seth offers dramatically new ways to understand the mutual shaping of medicine, race, and empire
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DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seth, Suman
Dewey number
614.4/241
Index
index present
LC call number
RA847
LC item number
.S48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 G-516
  • WZ 70 FA1
Series statement
Global health histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical geography
  • Diseases
  • Imperialism
  • Racism
  • West Indies
  • Great Britain
  • Geography, Medical
  • Travel-Related Illness
  • Climate
  • Colonialism
  • Racism
  • History, 18th Century
  • West Indies
  • United Kingdom
  • Diseases
  • Imperialism
  • Medical geography
  • Racism
  • Great Britain
  • West Indies
  • Géographie médicale
  • Maladies
  • Esclavage
  • Impérialisme
  • Médecine tropicale
  • Sciences et racisme
  • Eugénisme
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
Label
Difference and disease : medicine, race, and the eighteenth-century British Empire, Suman Seth
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The same diseases here as in Europe"? : health and locality before 1700 -- Changes in the air : William Hillary & English medicine in the West Indies, 1720-1760 -- Seasoning sickness and the imaginative geography of the British empire -- Imperial medicine and the putrefactive paradigm, 1720-1800 -- Race-medicine in the colonies, 1679-1750 -- Race, slavery, and polygenism : Edward Long and the history of Jamaica -- Pathologies of blackness : race-medicine, slavery, and abolitionism
Control code
1020296408
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 324 pages
Isbn
9781108418300
Lccn
2018002424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020296408
Label
Difference and disease : medicine, race, and the eighteenth-century British Empire, Suman Seth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The same diseases here as in Europe"? : health and locality before 1700 -- Changes in the air : William Hillary & English medicine in the West Indies, 1720-1760 -- Seasoning sickness and the imaginative geography of the British empire -- Imperial medicine and the putrefactive paradigm, 1720-1800 -- Race-medicine in the colonies, 1679-1750 -- Race, slavery, and polygenism : Edward Long and the history of Jamaica -- Pathologies of blackness : race-medicine, slavery, and abolitionism
Control code
1020296408
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 324 pages
Isbn
9781108418300
Lccn
2018002424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020296408

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