Public Health and Imperialism

Authors

  • Richard E. Brown

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-029-04-1977-08_2

Keywords:

Ecology, Imperialism

Abstract

The professional public-health field today owes much of its growth and development during the twentieth century to the needs of colonialism and neocolonialism. Imperialist powers were severely hampered by disease; tropical diseases decimated the ranks of "mother-country" personnel and reduced the efficiency of native populations as imperialism's workforce.

Published

1977-09-02

Issue

Section

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