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Author Hesselink, Elisabeth Quirine, 1943-

Title Healers on the Colonial Market : Native Doctors and Midwives in the Dutch East Indies.

Imprint Brill, 2011.


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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.
Subject Healers -- Indonesia -- History -- 19th century.
Healers -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century.
Medical care -- Indonesia -- History -- 19th century.
Medical care -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century.
Midwives -- Training of -- Indonesia -- History -- 19th century.
Midwives -- Training of -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century.
Physicians -- Training of -- Indonesia -- History -- 19th century.
Physicians -- Training of -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century.
Social sciences (General)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
Healers. (OCoLC)fst00952697
Medical care. (OCoLC)fst01013753
Midwives -- Training of. (OCoLC)fst01020649
Physicians -- Training of. (OCoLC)fst01062931
Indonesia. (OCoLC)fst01209242
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: 9781299784048
ISBN 1299784046 (electronic bk.)
9781299784048 (electronic bk.)
9789004253575 (electronic bk.)
9004253572 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000061100795
GBVCP 1014944236
GBVCP 865740593

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