The Administration of Sickness

Medicine and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Algeria

  • Authors
  • William Gallois

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. William Gallois
    Pages 1-28
  3. William Gallois
    Pages 29-65
  4. William Gallois
    Pages 66-92
  5. William Gallois
    Pages 93-134
  6. William Gallois
    Pages 197-214
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-262

About this book


This book is the first comprehensive study of French medicine in nineteenth-century Algeria. It argues that the medicalization was a priority for colonial regimes, but this goal was thwarted by ineffectual French medicine, institutional rivalries, and the manner in which medicine became a focus for the resistance of French domination and rule.


autonomy bibliography demography ethics French imperialism medicine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35262-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-58260-6
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