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Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt

Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt( )
Author: Abugideiri, Hibba
Series title:Empire and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000 Ser.
ISBN:978-1-317-13035-2
Publication Date:Apr 2016
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $59.95
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Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of empire' to serve the state building process in Egypt by the British colonial administration. It argues that the colonial state effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. On the one hand, women medical professionals who had once trained as 'doctresses' (hakimas) were now restricted in their medical training and...
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