The politics of gender and medicine in colonial India: the Countess of Dufferin's Fund, 1885-1888.

@article{Lal1994ThePO,
  title={The politics of gender and medicine in colonial India: the Countess of Dufferin's Fund, 1885-1888.},
  author={Murari Lal},
  journal={Bulletin of the history of medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={29-66}
}
  • Murari Lal
  • Published 1994 in Bulletin of the history of medicine
This article examines the relationship of gender issues and the practice of medicine in the context of colonialism as revealed through an analysis of the Dufferin Fund in India. Early private efforts to deliver Western health care in India were confined to combatting disease among the military and to the work of a few missionaries. The Dufferin Fund was created by Queen Victoria to provide health services to Indian women by training women physicians and personnel, establishing medical… CONTINUE READING