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

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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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sleeping sickness, colonial Africa, chemotherapy, cross-border interactions, SLEEPING SICKNESS, SCIENCE, AFRICA, Tropical medicine

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  author       = {Mertens, Myriam and Lachenal, Guillaume},
  issn         = {0035-0818},
  journal      = {REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE},
  keyword      = {sleeping sickness,colonial Africa,chemotherapy,cross-border interactions,SLEEPING SICKNESS,SCIENCE,AFRICA,Tropical medicine},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1249--1271},
  title        = {The history of 'Belgian' tropical medicine from a cross-border perspective},
  volume       = {90},
  year         = {2012},
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