By Paul C. Winther
A desirable and intricately woven story of opium alternate, evangelism, medical discovery and political intrigue, Anglo-European technology and the Rhetoric of Empire: Malaria, Opium and British Rule in India 1756-1895 files the contribution of a clinical false impression to the renovation of British Rule in India. British specialists, desirous to safeguard the India-China Opium alternate from the escalating feedback of Christian evangelists and missionaries, recommended the declare that opium avoided and cured malaria. This clinical validation of an essential income helped decimate the anti-opiumist flow, permitting the Indian executive to tremendously extend poppy cultivation within the identify of either fiscal prosperity and public future health. during this completely researched and immensely readable heritage, writer Paul Winther presents a revealing examine the complicated and infrequently unforeseen negotiations that permit clinical authority to legitimize political and financial achieve.
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