Book ID: CBB456060024

Tuberculosis – The Singapore Experience, 1867–2018: Disease, Society and the State (2019)


Seng, Loh Kah (Author)
Hsu, Li Yang (Author)


Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 180
Language: English

Through a rich account of tuberculosis in Singapore from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, this book charts the relationship between disease, society and the state, outlining the struggles of colonial and post-colonial governments to cope with widespread disease and to establish effective public health programmes and institutions. Beginning in the nineteenth century when British colonial administrators viewed tuberculosis as a racial problem linked to the poverty, housing and insanitary habits of the Chinese working class, the book goes on to examine the ambitious medical and urban improvement initiatives of the returning British colonial government after the Second World War. It then considers the continuation and growth of these schemes in the post-colonial period and explores the most recent developments which include combating the resurgence of TB and the rise of antimicrobial resistance.

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Authors & Contributors
MacLeod, Roy M.
Pande, Ishita
Chang, Jiat-Hwee
Miles Alexander Powell
Pimentel, Juan
McClellan, James E., III
Social History of Medicine
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Environment and History
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Medical History
Princeton University
Univ. Chicago Press
Hong Kong University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
University of California, Berkeley
Great Britain, colonies
Medicine and race
Public health
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Latin America
19th century
20th century
21st century
20th century, early
18th century
17th century
World Health Organization (WHO)
Henry Phipps Institute, Philadelphia
United States. Office of Indian Affairs
East India Company (English)

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