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Author Ndege, George O.

Title Health, state, and society in Kenya / George Oduor Ndege
Published Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 224 pages) : maps
Series Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, 1092-5228 ; v. 10
Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora ; v. 10
Contents The unsettling contact : epidemics, biomedicine, and the ideology of order -- In search of compromise : economy, labor, war, and related epidemics -- Careers in health and healing : competing visions of training and practice -- Politics, innovation, reform, and expansion -- Grappling with change in the age of transition and anxiety : decolonization, independence, and AIDS
Summary George Ndege provides an examination of the conflicts and compromises between Western biomedicine and African traditional therapies in colonial Kenya
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Imperialism -- Health aspects -- Kenya -- History.
Medical care -- Kenya -- History.
Public health -- Kenya -- History.
Social medicine -- Kenya -- History.
Public Health -- history.
Delivery of Health Care -- history.
Disease Outbreaks -- history.
Medicine, Traditional -- history.
Social Medicine -- history.
Kenya -- History -- 1895-1963.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1580460992 (alk. paper)
1580466052 (electronic bk.)
9781580460996 (alk. paper)
9781580466059 (electronic bk.)