‘A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo’ reviewed by Professor Karol Kovalovich Weaver

‘A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo’ by Nancy Rose Hunt (Duke University Press, 2016). Nancy Rose Hunt’s A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo looks at the history of security, biopolitics, and therapeutic insurgency in twentieth-century Belgian Congo, a colony epitomised by the book’s title, Read more…

‘Medicine & Empire: 1600-1960′ reviewed by Dr Caroline Mawer

‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960′ by Pratik Chakrabarti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Following our initial call for review and our desire to offer both a clinical and academic perspective of ‘Medicine and Empire,’ Dr Caroline Mawer – a clinician based in London – offers her generous thoughts below. Medicine & Empire aims to promote a deeper understanding of Read more…

‘Medicine & Empire: 1600-1960’ reviewed by Dr Louise Hill Curth

‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960′ by Pratik Chakrabarti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Following our initial call for review and our desire to offer both a clinical and academic perspective of ‘Medicine and Empire,’ Dr Louise Hill Curth of Winchester University offers her generous thoughts below. Pratik Chakrabarti’s Medicine & Empire 1600 – 1900 is an extremely Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960’ by Pratik Chakrabarti

Two copies of ‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960’ by Pratik Chakrabarti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) are available for review. We are looking for two contrasting perspectives on Chakrabart’s work, which could take the form of different academic perspectives or reviews by an academic and clinician. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Read more…