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The Resource Malarial subjects : empire, medicine and nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909, Rohan Deb Roy

Malarial subjects : empire, medicine and nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909, Rohan Deb Roy

Label
Malarial subjects : empire, medicine and nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909
Title
Malarial subjects
Title remainder
empire, medicine and nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909
Statement of responsibility
Rohan Deb Roy
Title variation
Empire, medicine and nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Malaria was considered one of the most widespread disease-causing entities in the nineteenth century. It was associated with a variety of frailties far beyond fevers, ranging from idiocy to impotence. And yet, it was not a self-contained category. The reconsolidation of malaria as a diagnostic category during this period happened within a wider context in which cinchona plants and their most valuable extract, quinine, were reinforced as objects of natural knowledge and social control. In India, the exigencies and apparatuses of British imperial rule occasioned the close interactions between these histories. In the process, British imperial rule became entangled with a network of nonhumans that included, apart from cinchona plants and the drug quinine, a range of objects described as malarial, as well as mosquitoes. Malarial Subjects explores this history of the co-constitution of a cure and disease, of British colonial rule and nonhumans, and of science, medicine and empire
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Deb Roy, Rohan
Dewey number
616.9/36200954
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC164.I3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WC 750
Series statement
Science in history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Malaria
  • Malaria
  • Malaria
  • Colonialism
  • Quinine
  • Cinchona
  • Mosquito Vectors
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • India
  • Malaria
  • India
Label
Malarial subjects : empire, medicine and nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909, Rohan Deb Roy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: side effects of empire -- "Fairest of Peruvian maids": planting Cinchonas in British India -- "An imponderable poison": shifting geographies of a diagnostic category -- "A Cinchona disease": making Burdwan fever -- Beating about the bush": manufacturing quinine in a colonial factory -- Of "losses gladly borne": feeding quinine, warring mosquitoes -- Epilogue: empire, medicine and nonhumans
Control code
1004620842
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316771617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1017/9781316771617
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004620842
Label
Malarial subjects : empire, medicine and nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909, Rohan Deb Roy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: side effects of empire -- "Fairest of Peruvian maids": planting Cinchonas in British India -- "An imponderable poison": shifting geographies of a diagnostic category -- "A Cinchona disease": making Burdwan fever -- Beating about the bush": manufacturing quinine in a colonial factory -- Of "losses gladly borne": feeding quinine, warring mosquitoes -- Epilogue: empire, medicine and nonhumans
Control code
1004620842
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316771617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1017/9781316771617
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004620842

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