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Financing an Expanding System of Medical Care: The Colonial State and Its Critics, c. 1890–1920

Samiksha Sehrawat

in Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter charts the growth and expansion of public medical infrastructure between 1880 and 1920. The number of hospitals and dispensaries increased dramatically over the twentieth century as did ... More


Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Samiksha Sehrawat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This meticulously researched book traces the introduction of colonial medical care, and its rapid expansion between 1840 and 1920. By funding medical care, the colonial state forged a new ... More


Zenana Medical Care: The Dufferin Fund, the Colonial State, and Female Medical Experts

Samiksha Sehrawat

in Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the role of gender in shaping medical care for women in India. Orientalist essentializations about native women were reiterated in the construction of the zenana patient, whose ... More


Founding the Women’s Medical Service in India: The Colonial State and the ‘Medical Needs’ of Indian Women

Samiksha Sehrawat

in Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Association of Medical Women in India (AMWI) called on the state to abandon attempts to emulate the British voluntary hospital system and invest more directly in medical care for Indian women. ... More


Maternal Mortality in the USA

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0023
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the maternal mortality rate in the US. During the period discussed in this chapter, medical care was dominated by the belief in the virtues of competitive free enterprise ... More


Medical Expenditure as State Charity: The Roots of Colonial Medical Care, c. 1835–80

Samiksha Sehrawat

in Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that by funding public dispensaries in the early nineteenth century, the colonial state laid the foundation of a state medical sector in India. The colonial state was aware that ... More


Popularity of Eye Surgery and Problems of Colonial Hospital Finance in Delhi

Samiksha Sehrawat

in Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter outlines the development of surgical specialization in colonial India, which received exceptional state support. The immense popularity for ophthalmic surgery among rural patients led to ... More


Philanthropy and the Hospitals of London: The King's Fund, 1897-1990

F. K. Prochaska

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202660
eISBN:
9780191675478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202660.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

British hospitals and their administration have changed dramatically since the 19th century, when the provision of medical care depended very heavily upon ... More


The Importance of International Comparisons

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the importance of international comparisons in conducting an historical study of maternal mortality. International comparisons can illuminate features which could easily be ... More


‘Stout Skippon hath a wound’: the medical treatment of Parliament’s infantry commander following the battle of Naseby

Ismini Pells

in Battle-scarred: Mortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526124807
eISBN:
9781526138675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124807.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the battle of Naseby, Sergeant-Major-General Philip Skippon, commander of the New Model Army infantry, was near-fatally wounded. His subsequent treatment is one of the best documented examples of ... More


Wartime

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the state of American medicine during the Civil War. A little knowledge and hands-on experience were enough requirements for the lower levels of the medical service during the ... More


Democratic Medicine

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the impact of democracy and its attendant economic, political, and cultural changes on American medicine during the second quarter of the nineteenth century. It explains how the ... More


China

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0021
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter details the author's visit to China along with a group of Irish doctors to witness firsthand how the Chinese looked after the health of their people. The group visited Beijing in October ... More


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