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Healing the African body : British medicine in West Africa, 1800-1860 / John Rankin.

Rankin, John, Ph. D.
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Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2015]

Physical description

x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


The ideas of race and medicine -- British and West African health care -- British missionaries and the health of Africans -- African and European health in the West African squadron -- Appendix. Percentage of Royal Navy ship personnel entered onto the sick list.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-238) and index.


  • English

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