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Description - Disease and Empire by Philip D. Curtin

From 1815 to 1914, death rates of European soldiers, serving both at home and abroad, dropped by nearly ninety percent. But this drop applied mainly to soldiers in barracks. Soldiers on campaign, especially in the tropics, continued to die from disease at rates as high as ever. This book 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.

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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

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