Leprosy in Colonial South India: Medicine and Confinement

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Contents
Acknowledgementsix
Introduction 1
1Indian and British Concepts of Leprosy and
of the Leprosy Sufferer
7
Nineteenth-century indigenous and British
understandings of leprosy
British perceptions of the leprosy sufferer in
nineteenth-century south India
The position of the leprosy sufferer in
Hindu culture
2Patient or Prisoner? Leprosy Sufferers in British
Institutional Care
36
Institutions
Leprosy sufferers in institutional care
The nature of the institution
Patient or prisoner? The ambiguity of the
leprosy sufferer's status
3Colonial Medicine in the Indigenous Context61
The indigenous medical context
The relationship between indigenous and
European medical systems
4Leprosy Treatment: Indigenous and British Approaches76
Remedies
Indigenous borrowing from British medicine
Patient resistance
5Leprosy Research and the Development of
Colonial Medical Science
107
Introduction
Leprosy research 1800–60
Leprosy research in the 1860s and 1870s
‘In the interests of science and humanity’

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