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Daktar Binodbihari Ray Kabiraj and the metaphorics of the nineteenth-century Ayurvedic body

. The watershed moment for the debate over multiple modernities came in 2000 when S. N. Eisenstadt edited a special issue of the journal Daedalus on the subject. 6 The contributors to the Daedalus volume described many different types of modernity ranging through Israeli, Turkish, Confucian, Islamic, Indian, Diasporic, Communist, and many more. Even before the Daedalus issue, however, postcolonial scholars such as Partha Chatterjee had made a powerful case about the fractured and plural nature of modernity

in Progress and pathology

a health team which went to test the vaccine in South Africa. 37 At the same time, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), the umbrella organisation for Muslims in Nigeria, sent a team of their own experts to test the vaccine in Indian laboratories. On 23 December 2003, the Minister of Health, Professor Eyitayo Lambo, announced that the ‘Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) used in Nigeria for immunisation, ‘had been found to be safe and free of anti

in The politics of vaccination

more hospitals, more outpatient clinics, more doctors, more and better-qualified nurses were required. Now that the government took responsibility for the health of all civilians  – European and Indonesians alike  – an independent Civil Medical Service (CMS) was founded in 1911. Private enterprise The government in the Dutch East Indies had so far adopted a somewhat guarded position on mission and missionary work, particularly in Islamic areas. At the time of the Ethical Policy this position changed. Missionary work and missions had been found to be beneficial in

in Colonial caring

Lourencao Van Kolck, had replied: ‘Really, autism is a rare disease in our country’. Dr Chakraborty, Professor of Psychiatry at the R. G. Kar Medical College of Calcutta had apparently concurred that cases were also rare in India, and Dr Mohammed Fakr el Islam, who practised widely in the Middle East, had argued that ‘cases of infantile autism are very few in this part of the world

in The metamorphosis of autism