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Colonialism, tropical disease, and imperial medicine

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        StatementUniversity Press of America
        PublishersUniversity Press of America
        LC Classifications1995
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        Paginationxvi, 61 p. :
        Number of Pages79
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Polio eradication needs willing volunteers. In the 1860s and 1870s, up-to-date medical opinion in Britain and its colonies, in line with anti-contagionism, moved towards leprosy being non-contagious and influential reports came out against segregation and isolation. Overall, the volume is a remarkable achievement and is packed with detail on regions and the epidemics that are not well known to historians of medicine or disease.

There are a number of such suggestions from the early literature that corpses had been used for this tropical disease but these are difficult to substantiate except in the much-cited example from 1348 when the Tartars catapulted the corpses of plague victims over the walls of the citadel of the Crimean city of Caffa now Theodosia causing plague to flare up among the Christians.

Well, what I want to do this morning is to look Colonialism at tropical medicine. However, they make this point not in any pejorative sense, but because medicine was and is created by humans from available intellectual and material resources, and validated through practical actions and social interactions. In these years, the WHO initiated a worldwide immunization program, ensured the affordability of baseline medications, and directed groundbreaking vertical disease campaigns—the most notable being the eradication of smallpox from 1967 to 1980.

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This article redresses this misconception by investigating the training of missionaries in the new tropical medicine at Livingstone College, London, and their subsequent experiences throughout Britain's tropical empire. With increasing populations the demand on land for food production increases leading to expansion into virgin territories bringing people into closer contact with animal reservoirs of disease and disease vectors.

Provision, however, was very uneven and in 1915 there was one doctor for every seventeen Europeans compared with one for every twenty two thousand Africans. In France, we see the Pasteur Institute; in the United States, such institutions as Johns Hopkins, the Rockefeller Institute — and in particular its International Health Division — the American Academy of Tropical Medicine, the American Society of Tropical Medicine.

Colonialism the Colonialism of that colonialism still pervades science today. Sierra Leone for a time was known as the 'white man's grave' and one version of an old jingle goes 'the Bight of Benin, the Bight of Benin, were one comes out where ten went in'. Finally, one must not forget the efforts of revolutionary NGOs like Oxfam, Doctors Without Borders, and Partners in Health, all of which bring explicit missions of social tropical disease to their work abroad.

Initially these improvements were introduced for the protection of colonial troops and civil servants, then for the local people working for the colonial power and eventually for the whole population. However the comments he makes in paragraph one and from paragraphs three to eleven invite a response.

Conquest and trade have been part of human history ever since the emergence of our species and we have records of expansion and trade by land or sea going back over 4000 years.

Colonial Mission and Imperial Tropical Medicine: Livingstone College, London, 1893

You just have to look at the statistics on the way research is carried out globally to see how the scientific hierarchy created by colonialism continues. Ronald Ross at his lab in Calcutta, 1898. At this point it would be appropriate for me to point out that a good half of each chapter in Epidemics and History is NOT about European colonial impacts on the Non-West but instead is about one or other European society and the differing perceptions of each particular disease by those who ruled and those who were ruled.