Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race, and Hygiene in the Philippines By Ateneo de Manila University Press

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Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race, and Hygiene in the Philippines

By : Ateneo de Manila University Press

Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race, and Hygiene in the Philippines By Ateneo de Manila University Press
Item #: 9715505147

Colonial Pathologies is a groundbreaking history of the role of science and medicine in the American colonialization of the Philippines from 1898 through the 1930s. Warwick Anderson describes how American colonizers sought to maintain their own health and stamina in a foreign environment while exerting control over and “civilizing” a population of seven million people spread out over seven thousand islands. He explains how, as colonial doctors and scientists began to focus on microbial pathogens as threats to the health of white colonists, they came to view the Filipino people as a contaminated race, and they launched public health initiatives to reform Filipino’s personal hygiene practices and social conduct. Anderson’s narrative encompasses a colonial obsession with native excrement, a leper colony intended to transform those considered most unclean and least socialized, and the bookworm and malaria programs implemented by the Rockefeller Foundation in the 1920s and 1930s.

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