Article ID: CBB001210696

Colonial Medical Encounters in the Nineteenth Century: The French Campaigns in Egypt, Saint Domingue and Algeria (2012)

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This article will address the shortcomings of western medicine when faced with diseases of warm or `tropical' countries broadly conceived, the influence of non-European medicine on French medicine and the borrowing from non-European remedies and drugs by French practitioners in the nineteenth century. It will focus on three specific colonial campaigns (Egypt from 1798 to 1801, Saint Domingue from 1802 to 1803, Algeria from 1830 to the 1860s) which illustrate particularly well the evolution of `medical encounters' between French and non-European medicine in the nineteenth century. French medical encounters then went into three stages: exploration (in Egypt), appropriation (in Saint Domingue) and finally (in Algeria), assimilation and exploitation.

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Authors & Contributors
Weaver, Karol Kimberlee
Abugideiri, Hibba E.
Bala, Poonam
Bret, Patrice
Chastel, Claude
Clark, Hannah-Louise
Journals
American Historical Review
Comparative Studies in Society and History
French Colonial History
French Historical Studies
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Publishers
University of Chicago
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Brill
Lexington Books
Oxford University Press
Concepts
Colonialism
Medicine
France, colonies
Imperialism
Cross-national interaction
Disease and diseases
People
Jabarti, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān
Napoleon I, Emperor of France
Koch, Robert
Conté, Nicolas-Jacques
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
20th century, early
Places
France
Algeria
Egypt
Saint Domingue (Caribbean)
India
Vietnam
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