Healing Bodies, Saving Souls: Medical Missions in Asia and Africa

Front Cover
David Hardiman
Rodopi, Jan 1, 2006 - Medical - 348 pages
1 Review
"Missionary medicine flourished during the period of high European imperialism, from the late-1800s to the 1960s. Although the figure of mission doctor--exemplified by David Livingstone and Albert Schweitzer--exercised a powerful influence on the Western imagination during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, few historians have examined the history of this important aspect of the missionary movement. This collection of articles on Asia and Africa uses the extensive archives that exist on medical missions to both enrich and challenge existing histories of the clinic in colonial territories--whether of the dispensary, the hospital, the maternity home or leprosy asylum. Some of the major themes addressed within include the attitude of different Christian denominations towards medical mission work, their differing theories and practices, how the missionaries were drawn into contentious local politics, and their attitude towards supernatural cures."--Back
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

effects of population increase

Related books

Contents

III
5
IV
59
V
87
VI
115
VII
137
VIII
169
IX
193
X
227
XI
251
XII
281
XIII
307
XIV
333
XV
337
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information