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Author Gallois, William, 1971-
Title The administration of sickness [electronic resource] : medicine and ethics in nineteenth-century Algeria / William Gallois
Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
book jacket
Descript vi, 262 p
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-255) and index
On the idea of medical imperialism -- On humanitarian desire -- On extermination -- On attendance to suffering and demographic collapse -- On the just and sovereign testimony of Abdel Kader BenZahra -- On injustice and the disavowal of autonomy
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
This book asks how ethics can help us to understand the encounter between French colonists and Algerians in the Nineteenth century. It focuses on questions of medicine since the claimed goodness of the French ₁civilising mission₂ depended on the idea that the health of theAlgerian people would be improved under imperial rule. In looking at the manner in which such moral claims were constructed and the way in which they operated in practice, Gallois offers one of the first comparative histories of medicine and ethics. The book argues that while the French failure to ₁medicalise₂ Algerian society is well understood, histories of health also need to consider ways in whichpolicies of massacre and extermination were conceived as being morally good, and how the diminutionof the Algerian population was countenanced at momentsof famine and epidemic disease. It also offers the first accounts of Algerian doctors working in colonial medicine, looking at the manner in which they developed an ethics of resistance to empire
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Link Original 9780230500433 0230500439 (DLC) 2008016413 (OCoLC)225089463
Subject Public health administration -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century
Medical policy -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century
Medical care -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century
Imperialism -- Health aspects -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century
Medical ethics -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century
Health Policy -- history -- Algeria
Health Policy -- history -- France
Colonialism -- history -- Algeria
Colonialism -- history -- France
Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration -- Algeria
Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration -- France
Ethics, Medical -- history -- Algeria
Ethics, Medical -- history -- France
History, 19th Century -- Algeria
History, 19th Century -- France
History, 20th Century -- Algeria
History, 20th Century -- France
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