Leprosy and Empire: A Medical and Cultural History

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An innovative, interdisciplinary study of why leprosy, a disease with a very low level of infection, has repeatedly provoked revulsion and fear. Rod Edmond explores, in particular, how these reactions were refashioned in the modern colonial period. Beginning as a medical history, the book broadens into an examination of how Britain and its colonies responded to the believed spread of leprosy. Across the empire this involved isolating victims of the disease in 'colonies', often on offshore islands. Discussion of the ...

Leprosy and Empire: A Medical and Cultural History 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521865845

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Leprosy and Empire: A Medical and Cultural History 2009, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521123129

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