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Unseen Enemy: The English, Disease, and Medicine in Colonial Bengal, 1617 - 1847 Sudip Bhattacharya

Unseen Enemy: The English, Disease, and Medicine in Colonial Bengal, 1617 - 1847

Sudip Bhattacharya

Published September 1st 2014
ISBN : 9781443861359
Hardcover
260 pages
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Europeans in early colonial Bengal fell prey to new diseases that their limited pharmacopeia, based on an imperfect knowledge of physiology, often failed to treat. This book looks at clinical observations and theories by several English doctors, who,MoreEuropeans in early colonial Bengal fell prey to new diseases that their limited pharmacopeia, based on an imperfect knowledge of physiology, often failed to treat. This book looks at clinical observations and theories by several English doctors, who, with the encouragement of the East India Company, strove to address these ailments. This enthralling story begins with John Woodall, who never voyaged to India but equipped the surgeons chests aboard ships sailing there, and ends with James Esdailes contentious work at the experimental Mesmeric Hospital he was permitted to set up briefly in Calcutta.