Depression and the Internationalization of Public Health

  title={Depression and the Internationalization of Public Health},
  author={Sunil Amrith},
This chapter is concerned with the constitution of an international discourse of public health in the 1930s, a discourse that wove previously fragmented experiments in medicine and sanitation across Asia into a more unified set of ideas and practices. While colonial public health efforts remained fragmented and touched a very small proportion of Asia’s populations, the language of rural public health brought together a somewhat unlikely range of visions on the fringes of colonial policy. Rural… 
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