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Author Mukharji, Projit Bihari.

Title Nationalizing the body : the medical market, print, and daktari medicine / Projit Bihari Mukharji
Published London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 351 pages) : illustrations
Series Anthem South Asian studies
Anthem South Asian studies.
Contents Healers in context : forgotten pioneers -- Daktari prints : the world of bengali printing and the multiple inscriptions of daktari medicine -- Contagious nationalism : contagion and the actualization of the nation -- Political plague : diagnosing a neo-Hindu modernity -- Endemic commerce : cholera and the medical market -- Dhatu dourbalya : the rhizoid pathologies of weakness -- Conclusion
Summary "Nationalizing the Body' examines the different meanings of 'modern medicine' that were employed in colonial South Asia, and explores the different discourses that were constructed around 'modernity."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-335) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bengali (South Asian people) -- Health and hygiene.
Bengali (South Asian people) -- Medicine.
Bengali literature -- South Asia.
Healers -- South Asia.
Human body -- Social aspects -- South Asia.
Indigenous physicians -- South Asia.
Medical literature -- South Asia.
Medical policy -- South Asia.
Public health -- South Asia.
Traditional medicine -- South Asia.
Health Policy -- history.
Health Services, Indigenous.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Medicine, Traditional -- history.
Physicians -- history.
South Asia -- Colonization.
South Asia -- Social conditions.
Asia, Western.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009002122
ISBN 1843313235 (electronic bk.)
9781843313236 (electronic bk.)