Colonial Disease A Social History of Sleeping Sickness in Northern Zaire, 1900-1940

ISBN-10: 0521524520
ISBN-13: 9780521524520
Edition: 2002
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Description: The Belgians commonly referred to their colonization of the Congo as a civilizing mission, but in fact the colonial system brought with it new diseases to the Congo. This book looks at the example of sleeping sickness.

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Book details

List price: $64.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Belgians commonly referred to their colonization of the Congo as a civilizing mission, but in fact the colonial system brought with it new diseases to the Congo. This book looks at the example of sleeping sickness.

List of maps
List of plates
List of tables
Preface
List of abbreviations
Disease and medicine in the history of Africa
From private empire to public colony
Mise en valeur: economic exploitation
Epidemiology and ecology of human sleeping sickness
'The lure of the exotic': sleeping sickness, tropical medicine and imperialism
Discovery: Liverpool scientists in the Congo
The campaign, part one: sleeping sickness and social medicine
The campaign, part two: the surveys and tensions
The African response
Public health, social engineering and African lives
Conclusion and legacy
Appendices
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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