Translating The Body: Medical Education In Southeast Asia by Hans PolsTranslating The Body: Medical Education In Southeast Asia by Hans Pols

Translating The Body: Medical Education In Southeast Asia

EditorHans Pols, C. Michele Thompson, John Harley Warner

Paperback | February 15, 2018

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Until recently, receiving a European or North American-style medical education in Southeast Asia was a profoundly transformative experience, as western conceptions of the body differed significantly from indigenous knowledge and explanations. Further, conceptions of the human body had to be translated into local languages and related to vernacular views of health, disease, and healing. Translating the Body is the first book to present the history of biomedical education across Southeast Asia. The contributors chart and analyze the organization of western medical education in Southeast Asia, public health education campaigns in the region, and the ways in which practitioners of what came to be conceived of as “traditional medicine” in many Southeast Asian countries organized themselves in response.
Hans Pols is associate professor at the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney. C. Michele Thompson is professor of Southeast Asian history at Southern Connecticut State University. John Harley Warner is the Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine at Yale University.
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Title:Translating The Body: Medical Education In Southeast AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:February 15, 2018Publisher:NUS Press Pte LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9814722057

ISBN - 13:9789814722056

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