Book ID: CBB456060024

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

unapi

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


Routledge


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.

...More
Citation URI
http://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB456060024/

Similar Citations

Article Seng, Loh Kah; (2008)
“Our lives are bad but our luck is good”: A Social History of Leprosy in Singapore (/isis/citation/CBB000930667/) unapi

Article MILES ALEXANDER POWELL; (2016)
People in Peril, Environments at Risk: Coolies, Tigers, and Colonial Singapore's Ecology of Poverty (/isis/citation/CBB221681390/) unapi

Book Jiat-Hwee Chang; (2016)
A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience (/isis/citation/CBB929239393/) unapi

Book Yip, Ka-che; (2009)
Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History (/isis/citation/CBB001210662/) unapi

Book Pradip Thomas; (2019)
Empire and Post-empire Telecommunications in India: A History (/isis/citation/CBB919551516/) unapi

Article Keith Wailoo; (2020)
Spectacles of Difference: The Racial Scripting of Epidemic Disparities (/isis/citation/CBB687253716/) unapi

Thesis Osseo-Asare, Abena Dove Agyepoma; (2005)
Bitter Roots: African Science and the Search for Healing Plants in Ghana,1885--2005 (/isis/citation/CBB001561890/) unapi

Article McMillen, Christian W.; (2008)
“The Red Man and the White Plague”: Rethinking Race, Tuberculosis, and American Indians, ca. 1890--1950 (/isis/citation/CBB000930711/) unapi

Book Pande, Ishita; (2010)
Medicine, Race and Liberalism in British Bengal: Symptoms of Empire (/isis/citation/CBB001211510/) unapi

Book MacLeod, Roy; (2000)
Nature and Empire: Science and the Colonial Enterprise (/isis/citation/CBB000110572/) unapi

Book Wald, Erica; (2014)
Vice in the Barracks: Medicine, the Military and the Making of Colonial India, 1780--1868 (/isis/citation/CBB001422202/) unapi

Thesis Pande, Ishita; (2005)
Curing Calcutta: Race, Liberalism, and Colonial Medicine in British Bengal,1830--1900 (/isis/citation/CBB001561564/) unapi

Article Altink, Henrice; (2014)
“Fight TB with BCG”: Mass Vaccination Campaigns in the British Caribbean, 1951--6 (/isis/citation/CBB001422167/) unapi

Chapter Anderson, Warwick; (2010)
Biomedicine in Chinese East Asia: From Semicolonial to Postcolonial? (/isis/citation/CBB001252508/) unapi

Article Ortega Martos, Antonio Miguel; (2010)
¿Colonialismo biomédico o autonomía de lo local? Sanadores tradicionales contra la tuberculosis (/isis/citation/CBB001420476/) unapi

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

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment