The Resource Healers on the colonial market : native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies, Liesbeth Hesselink

Healers on the colonial market : native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies, Liesbeth Hesselink

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Healers on the colonial market : native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies
Title
Healers on the colonial market
Title remainder
native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies
Statement of responsibility
Liesbeth Hesselink
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Healers on the colonial market is one of the few studies on the Dutch East Indies from a postcolonial perspective. It provides an enthralling addition to research on both the history of the Dutch East Indies and the history of colonial medicine. This book will be of interest to historians, historians of science and medicine, and anthropologists. How successful were the two medical training programmes established in Jakarta by the colonial government in 1851? One was a medical school for Javanese boys, and the other a school for midwives for Javanese girls, and the graduates were supposed to replace native healers, the dukun. However, the indigenous population was not prepared to use the services of these doctors and midwives. Native doctors did in fact prove useful as vaccinators and assistant doctors, but the school for midwives was closed in 1875. Even though there were many horror stories of mistakes made during dukun-assisted deliveries, the school was not reopened, and instead a handful of girls received practical training from European physicians. Under the Ethical Policy there was more attention for the welfare of the indigenous population and the need for doctors increased. More native boys received medical training and went to work as general practitioners. Nevertheless, not everybody accepted these native doctors as the colleagues of European physicians. Liesbeth Hesselink (1943) received a PhD in the history of medicine from the University of Amsterdam in 2009. She has had a career in education and in politics. In addition she has published articles on prostitution and the medical history of the Dutch East Indies
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Also available in print form.
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NL-LeKB
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1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hesselink, Elisabeth Quirine
Dewey number
610.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
RA541.I55
LC item number
H45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands)
Series statement
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
Series volume
276
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  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • Physicians
  • Physicians
  • Midwives
  • Midwives
  • Healers
  • Healers
  • Healers
  • Medical care
  • Midwives
  • Physicians
  • Indonesia
Label
Healers on the colonial market : native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies, Liesbeth Hesselink
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2009
  • Translation from the Dutch
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preliminary Material -- 1: Introduction -- 2: The medical market around 1850 -- 3: Colonial decision-making -- 4: Newcomers on the medical market, dokter djawa 1850-1875 -- 5: More newcomers on the medical market, native midwives 1850-1875 -- 6: The STOVIA, dokter djawa 1875-1915 -- 7: Pathetic tiny deeds, native midwives 1875-1915 -- 8: The medical market around 1915 -- 9: Conclusion -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index of names -- Index of subjects
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 376 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9789004253575
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1163/9789004253575
Other physical details
illustrations; digital, PDF file(s).
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856976921
  • (nllekb)BRILL9789004253575
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000395226
System details
Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web
Label
Healers on the colonial market : native doctors and midwives in the Dutch East Indies, Liesbeth Hesselink
Publication
Note
  • Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2009
  • Translation from the Dutch
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preliminary Material -- 1: Introduction -- 2: The medical market around 1850 -- 3: Colonial decision-making -- 4: Newcomers on the medical market, dokter djawa 1850-1875 -- 5: More newcomers on the medical market, native midwives 1850-1875 -- 6: The STOVIA, dokter djawa 1875-1915 -- 7: Pathetic tiny deeds, native midwives 1875-1915 -- 8: The medical market around 1915 -- 9: Conclusion -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index of names -- Index of subjects
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 376 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9789004253575
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1163/9789004253575
Other physical details
illustrations; digital, PDF file(s).
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856976921
  • (nllekb)BRILL9789004253575
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000395226
System details
Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web

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