Categorizing colonial patients: segregated medical care, space and decolonization in a Congolese city, 1931–62

@article{Geenen2019CategorizingCP,
  title={Categorizing colonial patients: segregated medical care, space and decolonization in a Congolese city, 1931–62},
  author={Kristien Geenen},
  journal={Africa},
  year={2019},
  volume={89},
  pages={100 - 124}
}
Abstract This article deals with the Belgian colonial authorities’ obsession with classification and categorization, and explores how this obsession affected medical care in the city of Coquilhatville. Whereas the authorities aspired to medical care that was strictly segregated along ‘racial’ lines, providing separate hospitals for Europeans and Africans, in reality such rigorous segregation was unsustainable. I argue that it was the authorities’ inclination to categorize patients that… 

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