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Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Heather Bell


Much recent work on the history of colonial medicine argues that medicine was the handmaiden of colonial power and of capitalism. Highlighting the tenuousness of colonial power, this book challenges this interpretation through careful investigation of the complicated relationship between medicine, politics, and capital in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. It includes chapters on midwifery training and female circumcision, on health and racial ideology, and on the quest to find the yellow fever virus in East Africa.

Keywords: colonial medicine, colonial power, capitalism, midwifery, female circumcision, health, racial ideology, yellow fever, East Africa, Sudan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207498
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather Bell, author
St Hilda's College, Oxford (1996-1997)