Mixed Medicines: Health and Culture in French Colonial by Sokhieng Au

By Sokhieng Au

During the 1st half the 20th century, representatives of the French colonial health and wellbeing companies actively strove to extend the perform of Western medication within the frontier colony of Cambodia. yet because the French physicians ventured past their colonial enclaves, they discovered themselves negotiating with the plurality of Cambodian cultural practices in terms of well-being and disorder. those negotiations have been marked via a few luck, loads of false impression, and lots more and plenty failure.

Bringing jointly colourful ancient vignettes, social and anthropological conception, and quantitative analyses, Mixed Medicines examines those interactions among the Khmer, Cham, and Vietnamese of Cambodia and the French, documenting the variations of their understandings of medication and revealing the unforeseen variations that happened in this period—for either the French and the indigenous population.

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