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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


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


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


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