Publisher description for The administration of sickness : medicine and ethics in nineteenth-century Algeria / William Gallois.


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This book is the first comprehensive study of the history of French medicine in nineteenth-century Algeria. It argues that the medicalization of Algerian was a priority for colonial regimes across the century, but that this goal was thwarted by gaps which lay between the imagined capacity of French medicine and its actual efficacy, by institutional rivalries, and by the manner in which medicine became a focus for the resistance of French domination and rule.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Public health administration -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century.
Medical policy -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century.
Medical care -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century.
Imperialism -- Health aspects -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century.
Medical ethics -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century.
Health Policy -- history -- Algeria.
Health Policy -- history -- France.
Colonialism -- history -- Algeria.
Colonialism -- history -- France.
Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration -- Algeria.
Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration -- France.
Ethics, Medical -- history -- Algeria.
Ethics, Medical -- history -- France.
History, 19th Century -- Algeria.
History, 19th Century -- France.
History, 20th Century -- Algeria.
History, 20th Century -- France.