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The history of 'Belgian' tropical medicine from a cross-border perspective

Myriam Mertens UGent and Guillaume Lachenal (2012) REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE. 90(4). p.1249-1271
abstract
This article examines the development of a "Belgian" tropical medicine at the beginning of the twentieth century It is, however, not simply a history of tropical medicine institutions in Belgium, nor a comparative investigation into what made medical practice in Belgian overseas territories peculiar. Instead, we seek to challenge the pre-fixed national frameworks that characterize much medical historiography concerning the colonial tropics by adopting a relational approach to this past. This allows us to explore how much "Belgian" tropical medicine was in fact constructed through interactions and exchanges across national, colonial and imperial borders, and also, how the colonial dimension affected (the interplay between) medical-scientific nationalism and internationalism in the early 1900s.
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journalArticle (original)
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published
subject
keyword
sleeping sickness, colonial Africa, chemotherapy, cross-border interactions, SLEEPING SICKNESS, SCIENCE, AFRICA, Tropical medicine
journal title
REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE
Rev. Belge Philol. Hist.
volume
90
issue
4
pages
1249 - 1271
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000321398400008
ISSN
0035-0818
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1200594
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1200594
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2011-03-31 14:24:25
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2016-12-19 15:38:07
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  journal      = {REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1249--1271},
  title        = {The history of 'Belgian' tropical medicine from a cross-border perspective},
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Chicago
Mertens, Myriam, and Guillaume Lachenal. 2012. “The History of ‘Belgian’ Tropical Medicine from a Cross-border Perspective.” Revue Belge De Philologie Et D Histoire 90 (4): 1249–1271.
APA
Mertens, Myriam, & Lachenal, G. (2012). The history of “Belgian” tropical medicine from a cross-border perspective. REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE, 90(4), 1249–1271.
Vancouver
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Mertens M, Lachenal G. The history of “Belgian” tropical medicine from a cross-border perspective. REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE. 2012;90(4):1249–71.
MLA
Mertens, Myriam, and Guillaume Lachenal. “The History of ‘Belgian’ Tropical Medicine from a Cross-border Perspective.” REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE 90.4 (2012): 1249–1271. Print.