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Confessions of the Unfriendly Spleen: Medicine, Violence, and That Mysterious Organ of Colonial India

Sudipta Sen

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This essay traces the genealogy of humors and diseases of the spleen that originated in England and became a common subject of study in imperial and tropical medicine, reinforcing deep-seated notions ... More


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