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Nurturing Indonesia : medicine and decolonisation in the Dutch East Indies /
Hans Pols.
imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
description
xx, 285 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1108424570, 9781108424578
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imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
isbn
1108424570
9781108424578
abstract
Hans Pols proposes a new perspective on the history of colonial medicine from the viewpoint of indigenous physicians. The Indonesian medical profession in the Dutch East Indies actively participated in political affairs by joining and leading nationalist associations, by publishing in newspapers and magazines, and by becoming members of city councils and the colonial parliament. Indonesian physicians were motivated by their medical training, their experiences as physicians, and their subordinate position within the colonial health care system to organise, lead, and join social, cultural, and political associations. Opening with the founding of Indonesia's first political association in 1908 and continuing with the initiatives of the Association of Indonesian Physicians, Pols describes how the Rockefeller Foundation's projects inspired the formulation of a nationalist health programme. Tracing the story through the Japanese annexation, the war of independence, and independent Indonesia, Pols reveals the relationship between medicine and decolonisation, and the role of physicians in Asian history.
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12019383
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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