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Networks in Tropical Medicine: Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 18901930 Hardcover – February 29, 2012
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"[Neill] aptly reconstructs intellectual networks between the metropole and the imperial territories, persuasively disrupting previous notions of medicine and empire."Jennifer Johnson, Contemporary European History
"Groundbreaking in that it challenges us to rethink the relationship between the emerging discipline of tropical medicine and the policies and practices of colonial health authorities."Randall Packard, Bulletin of the History of Medicine
"This work has made an important contribution to the history of medicine and its role in colonialism by tracing how medical networks functioned during a period of increasing hostility. The attention to detail coupled with an excellent overview of the development of tropical medicine as a scientific and medical specialty makes this work useful to specialists in tropical and colonial medicine, those new to its study, and students. For demonstrating both the strength and fragility of these networks and explaining the laboratory to field connection, while elucidating how a medical specialty was formulated, Neill deserves much praise."John Rankin, Canadian Journal of History
Networks in Tropical Medicine is one of the most substantial contributions to a new strand of research. . . [I]t not only offers an ambitious transnational analysis of European tropical medicine before 1914, but also provokes new questions that transcend the book's conscious geographical, chronological and thematic confines. Hence, one can only hope that this groundbreaking and thought-provoking book, situated at the intersection of studies in transnationalism, colonialism and the history of tropical medicine, finds a broad audience in all these fields and sparks further research along similar lines."Samuel Coghe, H-Net
"Deborah Neill's work is a much-needed response to David Arnold's call for the investigation of how colonial 'medical networks transcended national and imperial divisions' . . . [A] valuable contribution to the field . . . Neill's conscious attempt to move beyond the Anglocentric and malaria-focused narratives of much of the scholarship on the history of tropical medicine is perhaps most informative to the general reader."Christopher H. Myers, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
"Neill's cutting-edge work opens up significant new perspectives on the relationship among different colonial powers, international politics, and the management of disease, on the one hand; and, on the other, the particular role played by medicine in the construction of racialized identities in the modern era."Alice Conklin, The Ohio State University
"Deborah Neill makes an important and original argument about the interplay of nationalism and internationalism in the European colonial project. In emphasizing the internationalism of colonialism, Networks in Tropical Medicine shows how the rise of international organizations continued significant aspects of the formal colonial rule that they also displaced."Andrew Zimmerman, George Washington University
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