Perceptual Landscape

in Healing the Land and the Nation

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226779355
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226779386 | DOI:
Perceptual Landscape

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This chapter, which examines the history of colonial medicine, scientific experimentation, and the medicalization of Palestine, suggests that Zionist malariologists' discoveries and experiments were social and political events that added a new layer to the sociocultural history of Mandate Palestine given their connection to nationalist agenda. It highlights the Zionist health officials' belief that it was only by knowing the land and the enemy that effective malaria control and nationalist transformation took place.

Keywords: colonial medicine; scientific experimentation; medicalization; Palestine; sociocultural history; nationalist agenda; nationalist transformation; malaria control

Chapter.  18401 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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