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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


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