This path-breaking conference will be held on 18 and 19 March 2004 at the Osler-McGovern Centre, Green College, University of Oxford, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, and will bring together researchers and scholars working on hospitals in a Non-western context.
It will examine the emergence and reception of hospitals in places as wide-ranging as South Asia, Southern Africa, Iran and South America.
The conference will address diverse themes and issues such as:
Hospitals and the global emergence of Western medicine
Medical pluralism and non-Western medical practices and practitioners
Dissemination of medical knowledge including new specializations, research and medical education
Patientsí perceptions and experiences
Urban and rural medical provision
Politics and Governance
This conference will enhance an understanding of the politics and interplay of race, class, gender and the environment in the making of a global medicine. The conference proceedings will be published and will contribute to a rethinking of the existing paradigms of colonial medicine.
Please send abstracts of no longer than 500 words to the email below, no later than the 10 NOVEMBER 2003.
Mrs Belinda Whitty
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
45-47 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6PE
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