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By Megan Vaughan

Curing their Ills strains the background of encounters among ecu medication and African societies within the 19th and 20th centuries. Vaughan's precise exam of clinical discourse of the interval unearths its transferring and fragmented nature, highlights its use within the construction of the colonial topic in Africa, and explores the clash among its pretensions to clinical neutrality and its political and cultural motivations.

The publication comprises chapters at the historical past of psychiatry in Africa, at the remedy of venereal illnesses, at the memoirs of eu 'Jungle Doctors', and on venture medication. In exploring the representations of affliction in addition to scientific perform, Curing their Ills makes a desirable and unique contribution to either clinical heritage and the social heritage of Africa.

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