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Mark Harrison is professor of the history of medicine and director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford

Mark Harrison is professor of the history of medicine and director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford. His books include Medicine and Victory: British Military Medicine in the Second World War and The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War, for each of which he was awarded the Templer Medal. He lives in Oxford, UK. Librarian note: There is Mark Harrison is professor of the history of medicine and director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Mark Harrison, Medicine in an Age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies, 1660–1830 .

Mark Harrison, Medicine in an Age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies, 1660–1830 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. x þ 353, £6. 0, hardback, ISBN: 978-0-19-957773-6. One of the explicit goals historians of colonial medicine often profess to having, is the desire to demonstrate the ways in which the colonies constituted medical knowledge and practice in Britain. However, histories that reveal the full extent of exchanges between Britain and its colonies have been few and far between.

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This book examines the consequences of commercial and imperial expansion for British medicine between roughly 1660 and 1830. It pays particular attention to the development of medical ideas and practices in India and the British West Indies and their impact on medicine at home. The book argues that the tropical colonies were important sites of innovation and that the experience gained by practitioners working there transformed medical practice in ways which have not been fully appreciated

Britain and Its Tropical Colonies, 1660-1830

Medicine in an Age of Commerce and Empire : Britain and Its Tropical Colonies, 1660-1830.

Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire explores the impact of commercial and imperial expansion on British medicine from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century. By the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, colonial ideas and practices had also begun to transform medicine in Britain.

Mark Harrison is Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of.

Mark Harrison is Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books and articles on the history of medicine, war and imperialism, and on the history of disease. He currently holds a fellowship at Green Templeton College and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Medicine in an Age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and Its Tropical Colonies 1660–1830. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010. CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Cite this chapter as: Long . 2016) The Midwife’s Calling: Martha Ballard’s Diary and the Empire of Medical Knowledge in the Early Republic. eds) Women’s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. 1057/9781137543233 6.

Author: Mark Harrison. Medical practitioners in the Army, Navy, and East India Company used their knowledge of fevers and other common diseases to establish themselves at the centre of British medicine, speaking to growing concerns about supposedly new diseases at home and fears about the invasion of exotic maladies. Some found employment in new institutions such as fever hospitals, while others used connections in the armed forces to acquire influence and status at home.

Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire explores the impact of commercial and imperial expansion on British medicine from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century. Concentrating largely (though not exclusively) on India and the West Indies, it shows how medical practitioners in the colonies began to develop an empirical and experimental approach to medicine that was in many respects in advance of that in Britain. By the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, colonial ideas and practices had also begun to transform medicine in Britain. Medical practitioners in the Army, Navy, and East India Company used their knowledge of fevers and other common diseases to establish themselves at the centre of British medicine, speaking to growing concerns about supposedly new diseases at home and fears about the invasion of exotic maladies. Some found employment in new institutions such as fever hospitals, while others used connections in the armed forces to acquire influence and status at home. Many also made their voice heard through religious networks such as circles of dissenting physicians and natural philosophers.