Difference and Disease

Difference and Disease

Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire

Seth, Suman

Cambridge University Press






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Introduction; Part I. Locality: 1: 'The same diseases here as in Europe'? Health and locality before 1700; 2. Changes in the air: William Hillary and English medicine in the West Indies, 1720-1760; Part II. Empire: 3. Seasoning sickness and the imaginative geography of the British Empire; 4. Imperial medicine and the putrefactive paradigm, 1720-1800; Part III. Race: 5. Race-medicine in the colonies, 1679-1750; 6. Race, slavery, and polygenism: Edward Long and the history of Jamaica; 7. Pathologies of blackness: race-medicine, slavery, and abolitionism; Conclusion.
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