Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Disease and Empire by Philip D. Curtin

Before the nineteenth century, European soldiers serving in the tropics died from disease at a rate several times higher than that of soldiers serving at home. Then, from about 1815 to 1914, the death rates of European soliders, both those serving at home and abroad, dropped by nearly 90%. But this drop applied mainly to soliders in barracks. Soldiers on campaign, especially in the tropics, continued to die from disease at rates as high as ever, in sharp contrast to the drop in barracks death rates. This book, first published in 1998, examines the practice of military medicine during the conquest of Africa, especially in the 1880s and 1890s. Curtin examines what was done, what was not done, and the impact of doctors' successes and failures on the willingness of Europeans to embark on imperial adventures.

Buy Disease and Empire by Philip D. Curtin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521591690
ISBN-10: 0521591694
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 290
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Disease and Empire by Philip D. Curtin

Book Reviews - Disease and Empire by Philip D. Curtin

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Disease and Empire book by Philip D. Curtin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Philip D. Curtin

World and the West by Philip D. Curtin
Paperback, February 2002
Discovering the Chesapeake by Philip D. Curtin
Paperback, March 2001
Disease and Empire by Philip D. Curtin
Paperback, May 1998
Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex by Philip D. Curtin
Hardback, February 1998