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Lives at Risk: Public Health in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)

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Lives at Risk describes the introduction of Western medicine into Egypt. The two major innovations undertaken by Muhammad Ali in the mid-nineteenth century were a Western-style school of medicine and an international Quarantine Board. The ways in which these institutions succeeded and failed will greatly interest historians of medicine and of modern Egypt. And because the author relates her narrative to twentieth-century health issues in developing countries, Lives at Risk will also interest medical and social anthropologists.The presence of the quarantine establishment and the medical school in Egypt resulted in a rudimentary public health service. Paramedical personnel were trained to provide primary health care for the peasant population. A vaccination program effectively freed the nation from smallpox. But the disease-oriented, individual-care practice of medicine derived from the urban hospital model of industrialising Europe was totally incompatible with the health care requirements of a largely rural, agrarian population.

There is an inscription written in pen on the first page. There is a small amount of damage on the top of spine as illustrated in the accompanying photos.

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Author(s):
LaVerne Kuhnke
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1990
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0520063643
ISBN-13:
9780520063648
Number of pages:
233
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
Lives at Risk: Public Health in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: No. 24 (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)

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Lives at Risk describes the introduction of Western medicine into Egypt. The two major innovations undertaken by Muhammad Ali in the mid-nineteenth century were a Western-style school of medicine and an international Quarantine Board. The ways in which these institutions succeeded and failed will greatly interest historians of medicine and of modern Egypt. And because the author relates her narrative to twentieth-century health issues in developing countries, Lives at Risk will also interest medical and social anthropologists.The presence of the quarantine establishment and the medical school in Egypt resulted in a rudimentary public health service. Paramedical personnel were trained to provide primary health care for the peasant population. A vaccination program effectively freed the nation from smallpox. But the disease-oriented, individual-care practice of medicine derived from the urban hospital model of industrialising Europe was totally incompatible with the health care requirements of a largely rural, agrarian population.

There is an inscription written in pen on the first page. There is a small amount of damage on the top of spine as illustrated in the accompanying photos.

Author(s):
LaVerne Kuhnke
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1990
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0520063643
ISBN-13:
9780520063648
Number of pages:
233
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
Lives at Risk: Public Health in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: No. 24 (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)

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