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History of Medicine In India: The Medical Encounters: Book by Chittabrata Palit Achintya Dutta

History of Medicine In India: The Medical Encounters

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ISBN: 9788178353234    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2005     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 300        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Dr. Chittabrata Palit, M.A. (Cal), Ph.D. (Cantab), FRAS (London) is a senior professor of history at Jadavpur University, Calcutta. He is an established authority on the subject....Read more
Description About The Author:- Dr. Chittabrata Palit, M.A. (Cal), Ph.D. (Cantab), FRAS (London) is a senior professor of history at Jadavpur University, Calcutta. He is an established authority on the subject. He has served as a member of the National Commission for the History of Science (1987-2001), principal investigator of a project on Science and Nationalism for the Indian National Science Academy for the last six years and currently the principal investigator of a UGC major project on Pharmacy in the Ayurvedic Texts in eastern India. He has numerous books on the history of sciences including medicine to his credit. Dr. Achintya Dutta, M.A. (B.U.), M.Phil and Ph.D.(J.U.) is a senior Reader in History at the University of Burdwan. His book, Economy and Ecology of the Burdwan District has earned wide acclaim. He has been a Commonwealth Scholar and Wellcome Trust Visiting Scholar to London, U.K. His current project is on Kala azar on which he has published many papers. This work is forthcoming as a book.Contents:- List of Contributors • Preface • Introduction • Epidemics, Policy and Practice • Epidemics and Empire: A Critique of Public Health Policy in Colonial India • Epidemics, Empire and Public Health • Cholera: Changing Perceptions of Its Causality in the Last Two Centuries-A Cursory Appraisal • Calcutta Plague: Epidemic, Colonial Intervention and Indigenous Society 1898-1900 • Coping with Leprosy in 19th Century Colonial Bombay • Malaria in the Countryside in Colonial Bengal: Some Demographic Observations • Kala-azar Epidemics in India • Upendranath Brahmachari in Pursuit of Kala-azar • Western Medicine • Emergence of Western Medical Institutions in India 1822-1911 • 'Colony' Under a Microscope: The Medical Works of W.M. Haffkine • Indigenous Medicine • Evolution of Ayurveda Through the Ages • Travails of Traditional Medicine • Gender and Health • Indigenous Approach to Delivery Deaths in Colonial Bengal • Western Approach to Infantile Mortality and Delivery Deaths • Patronage, Philanthropy, Western Medicine: Gender and Health in Nineteenth Century India • Social Work • Social Constructional of Health: Changing Paradigms • Ranchodlal Chotalal: Pioneer of Public Health in Ahmedabad • Voluntary Associations and Public Health in Bengal 1900-1947 • Index.About The Book:- The Book Deals With The Medical Encounter Between Eastern And Western Medicine. So Far, Philip Curtin, David Arnold, Ira Klein, Michael Worboys, Ian Catanach, Ralph Nicholas, Paul Greenough And Roy Mcleod, Mark Harrison Among Others Have Represented The Western View On This Historic Encounter. There Was No Reply From The Indian Scholars On The Debate. The Current Work Is The First Major Attempt To Represent The Views Of The Indian Medical Historians. It Deals With Epidemics, Public Health, Traditional Medicine And The Received Western Medicine, Women's Health And Many Other Allied Questions. The Value Of This Academic Engagement Cannot Be Overemphasized. This Is Destined To Become A Standard Text For History Of Medicine For Medical Students And General Readers Of The Subject., About The Author:- Dr. Chittabrata Palit, M.A. (Cal), Ph.D. (Cantab), Fras (London) Is A Senior Professor Of History At Jadavpur University, Calcutta. He Is An Established Authority On The Subject. He Has Served As A Member Of The National Commission For The History Of Science (1987-2001), Principal Investigator Of A Project On Science And Nationalism For The Indian National Science Academy For The Last Six Years And Currently The Principal Investigator Of A Ugc Major Project On Pharmacy In The Ayurvedic Texts In Eastern India. He Has Numerous Books On The History Of Sciences Including Medicine To His Credit. Dr. Achintya Dutta, M.A. (B.U.), M.Phil And Ph.D.(J.U.) Is A Senior Reader In History At The University Of Burdwan. His Book, Economy And Ecology Of The Burdwan District Has Earned Wide Acclaim. He Has Been A Commonwealth Scholar And Wellcome Trust Visiting Scholar To London, U.K. His Current Project Is On Kala Azar On Which He Has Published Many Papers. This Work Is Forthcoming As A Book., Content:- List Of Contributors • Preface • Introduction • Epidemics, Policy And Practice • Epidemics And Empire: A Critique Of Public Health Policy In Colonial India • Epidemics, Empire And Public Health • Cholera: Changing Perceptions Of Its Causality In The Last Two Centuries-A Cursory Appraisal • Calcutta Plague: Epidemic, Colonial Intervention And Indigenous Society 1898-1900 • Coping With Leprosy In 19Th Century Colonial Bombay • Malaria In The Countryside In Colonial Bengal: Some Demographic Observations • Kala-Azar Epidemics In India • Upendranath Brahmachari In Pursuit Of Kala-Azar • Western Medicine • Emergence Of Western Medical Institutions In India 1822-1911 • 'Colony' Under A Microscope: The Medical Works Of W.M. Haffkine • Indigenous Medicine • Evolution Of Ayurveda Through The Ages • Travails Of Traditional Medicine • Gender And Health • Indigenous Approach To Delivery Deaths In Colonial Bengal • Western Approach To Infantile Mortality And Delivery Deaths • Patronage, Philanthropy, Western Medicine: Gender And Health In Nineteenth Century India • Social Work • Social Constructional Of Health: Changing Paradigms • Ranchodlal Chotalal: Pioneer Of Public Health In Ahmedabad • Voluntary Associations And Public Health In Bengal 1900-1947 • Index.
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