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The Resource Colonial pathologies, environment, and Western medicine in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1867-1920, Kalala Ngalamulume

Colonial pathologies, environment, and Western medicine in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1867-1920, Kalala Ngalamulume

Label
Colonial pathologies, environment, and Western medicine in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1867-1920
Title
Colonial pathologies, environment, and Western medicine in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1867-1920
Statement of responsibility
Kalala Ngalamulume
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on yellow fever, cholera, and plague epidemics as well as on sanitation in the context of urban growth in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal between 1867 and 1920, this book explores how the French colonial and medical authorities responded to the emergence and re-emergence of deadly epidemic diseases and environmental contamination. Official reactions ranged from blaming the Africans and the tropical climate to the imposition of urban residential segregation and strictly enforced furloughs of civil servants and European troops. Drastic and disruptive sanitary measures led to a conflict between the interests of competing conceptions of public health and those of commerce, civil liberties, and popular culture. This book also examines the effort undertaken by the colonizer to make Senegal a healthy colony and Saint-Louis the healthiest port-city/capital through better hygiene, building codes, vector control, and the construction of waterworks and a sewerage system. The author offers insight into the urban processes and daily life in a colonial city during the formative years of the French empire in West Africa." -- [Publisher-supplied data]
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
616.9/883009663
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC962.S36
LC item number
N45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 A-927
  • WC 680
Series statement
Society and politics in Africa
Series volume
v. 21
Label
Colonial pathologies, environment, and Western medicine in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1867-1920, Kalala Ngalamulume
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=494872
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Setting, themes, and conceptual perspectives -- The making of a colonial city -- "The white man's disease": the great yellow fever epidemics, 1867-1900 -- "The black man's disease": cholera and social inequality, 1868-1899 -- A conflict of interests among commerce, competing conceptions of public health, and civil liberties, 1882-1901 -- The scientific missions to Senegal and Brazil and the new paradigm, 1901-1912 -- Plague and violence in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1917-1920 -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn814705816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453908136
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814705816
Label
Colonial pathologies, environment, and Western medicine in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1867-1920, Kalala Ngalamulume
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=494872
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Setting, themes, and conceptual perspectives -- The making of a colonial city -- "The white man's disease": the great yellow fever epidemics, 1867-1900 -- "The black man's disease": cholera and social inequality, 1868-1899 -- A conflict of interests among commerce, competing conceptions of public health, and civil liberties, 1882-1901 -- The scientific missions to Senegal and Brazil and the new paradigm, 1901-1912 -- Plague and violence in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1917-1920 -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn814705816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453908136
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814705816

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