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Doctors for Democracy Health Professionals in the Nepal Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0521584868

ISBN-13: 9780521584869

Edition: 1998

Authors: Vincanne Adams

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This book examines the role of the Nepali physicians in the revolutionary changes in 1990. These doctors are trained in the Western tradition, and participate in international scientific debates, yet they have always been concerned to develop a form of medical practice that was relevant to Nepali conditions, and which could speak to local conceptions about health, and so their medical practice was always politicized. Vincanne Adams argues that the commitment of these professionals to the values of science, and to public health, was crucial in their political activity, and that ideas and practices associated with the notions of democracy and of science supported each other. Describing her…    
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Book details

List price: $136.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/26/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 266
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
Doctors, science and democracy in the developing world
History and power in Nepal
Revolutionary medicine: scientists for democracy
Dividing lines: motivations of the medical professionals
Medicine and politics
Post-revolutionary political medicine: corruption or validation of truth?
Science, fetishism, truth, and privilege