British-Indian Medical Service Officers in Bhutan, 1905-1947: A Historical Outline

McKay, Alex

In: The Spider and the Piglet: Proceedings of the First Seminar on Bhutan Studies. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2004, pp. 137-159 . ISBN 99936-14-19-X

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In surveying the British medical missions in Bhutan it is not the author's intention to enter into the wider debate over the aims and effect of colonial medical policies. Rather it is to focus on one example of the introduction of biomedicine into a specific Himalayan location, and to discuss prominent features of that process, relying primarily on the reports of the Medical Officers themselves as preserved in the Oriental and India Office Library. This review and its conclusions may, however, contribute to that wider debate.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 3 January 2013
ISBN: 99936-14-19-X
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: General history of Asia Far East
Controlled Subjects: Bhutan, Volksmedizin, Geschichte 1905-1947
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medizin , Kolonialbeamter, Bhutan , Biomedicine , History 1905-1947
Subject (classification): Medicine
Countries/Regions: Bhutan