The Administration of Sickness: Medicine and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Algeria by W. GalloisThe Administration of Sickness: Medicine and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Algeria by W. Gallois

The Administration of Sickness: Medicine and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Algeria

byW. Gallois

Hardcover | September 24, 2008

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This book is the first comprehensive study of French medicine in nineteenth-century Algeria. It argues that the medicalization was a priority for colonial regimes, but this goal was thwarted by ineffectual French medicine, institutional rivalries, and the manner in which medicine became a focus for the resistance of French domination and rule.
WILLIAM GALLOIS is a Reader in History at Roehampton University, UK, having previously worked at SOAS, the American University of Sharjah and Queen Mary, University of London. He publishedZola: The History of Capitalismin 1999 andTime, Religion and Historyin 2007.
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Title:The Administration of Sickness: Medicine and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century AlgeriaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:262 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.91 inPublished:September 24, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230500439

ISBN - 13:9780230500433

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Table of Contents

Introduction On the Idea of Medical Imperialism On Humanitarian Desire On Extermination On Attendance to Suffering and Demographic Collapse On the Just and Sovereign Testimony of Abdel Kader ben Zahra On Injustice and the Disavowal of Autonomy Bibliography

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“A welcome intervention in an emerging field [...] This is an engaged and sometimes provocative exploration of the moral and ideological structures of colonial medicine in Algeria. It invites us to examine medical practices and lived experiences so that we might see the tensions and fractures which lay at the heart of the idea of colonial medicine and a medicalized colonial society.” -- Revue d’Histoire du XIXe Siecle