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Introduction (2021)


On a Wednesday morning the primary healthcare clinic in a small rural South African town is busy.¹ A line of caregivers, mostly women, wait with babies and small children for routine check-ups and immunisations. In the adjacent waiting room patients sit or stand outside a door marked ‘Chronic Clinic’. A nurse is taking blood pressure readings and recording the numbers in the notebooks that patients have brought with them. When her turn comes, Agnes, a woman in her late forties, enters the consulting room and, helped by the woman doctor in charge, cautiously lowers herself onto a seat. A domestic

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Authors & Contributors
Adjaye-Gbewonyo, Kafui
Fuller, Jonathan
LaBonte, Michelle Lynne
Burns, Catherine E.
Brown, Douglas H L
Green, David R.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Journal of Historical Geography
History of Psychiatry
History in Africa
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
UCL Press
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Michigan State University
Saint Louis University
Bloomsbury Academic
Chronic diseases
Epidemiological transition (public health)
Philosophy of medicine
Non-communicable diseases
Public health
Austen, Jane
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century
10th century
9th century
Africa, Sub-Sahara
Southern Africa
London (England)
Great Britain
World Bank
World Health Organization (WHO)

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