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Beyond the State: The Colonial Medical Service in British Africa



collection of essays about the Colonial Medical Service of Africa in which a group of distinguished colonial historians illustrate the diversity and active collaborations to be found in the untidy reality of government medical provision. The authors present important case studies in a series of essays covering former British colonial dependencies in Africa, including Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zanzibar. These studies reveal many new insights into the enactments of colonial policy and the ways in which colonial doctors negotiated the day-to-day reality during the height of Imperial rule in Africa. The book provides essential reading for scholars and students of colonial history, medical history and colonial administration.


A. Greenwood (Ed.), (2016). Beyond the State: The Colonial Medical Service in British Africa. doi:10.7228/manchester/9780719089671.001.0001

Book Type Edited Book
Publication Date Jan 4, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 10, 2018
Publisher Manchester University Press
ISBN 9780719089671
Keywords Colonialism, Medicine, Colonial Service, Empire, Missionaries, Government
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