Book ID: CBB894891343

Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909 (2017)

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Roy, Rohan Deb (Author)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 346 pages
Language: English

Malaria was considered one of the most widespread disease-causing entities in the nineteenth century. It was associated with a variety of frailties far beyond fevers, ranging from idiocy to impotence. And yet, it was not a self-contained category. The reconsolidation of malaria as a diagnostic category during this period happened within a wider context in which cinchona plants and their most valuable extract, quinine, were reinforced as objects of natural knowledge and social control. In India, the exigencies and apparatuses of British imperial rule occasioned the close interactions between these histories. In the process, British imperial rule became entangled with a network of nonhumans that included, apart from cinchona plants and the drug quinine, a range of objects described as malarial, as well as mosquitoes. Malarial Subjects explores this history of the co-constitution of a cure and disease, of British colonial rule and nonhumans, and of science, medicine and empire. This title is also available as Open Access.

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Authors & Contributors
Hoffenberg, Peter H.
Harrison, Mark
Winther, Paul C.
Gilbert, Pamela K.
Bhattacharya, Sanjoy
Chakrabarti, Pratik
Journals
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
History of Science
Physis: Rivista Intemazionale di Storia della Scienza
Iranian Studies
Medical History
Social Studies of Science
Publishers
University of California Press
Oxford University Press
Lexington Books
State University of New York Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Hong Kong University Press
Concepts
Great Britain, colonies
Colonialism
Malaria
Science and society
Imperialism
Public health
People
Boyd, John Smith Knox
Huxley, Aldous
Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson
Places
India
Great Britain
Australia
Persia (Iran)
Taiwan
Hong Kong
Times
19th century
20th century
18th century
17th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
Institutions
East India Company (English)
East India College
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