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A medical history of Pulau Pinang, a study of infectious diseases, prevention and treatment, 1918-1957


Peter, Lee J. (2014) A medical history of Pulau Pinang, a study of infectious diseases, prevention and treatment, 1918-1957. In: 23rd International Conference of Historians of Asia 2014 (IAHA2014), 23 - 27 August 2014, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

A Medical History of Pulau Pinang, A study of Infectious diseases, prevention and treatment: 1918-1957 has been analysed within a broad historical framework for the period of the British Colonial Administration. This research will evaluate the health services and facilities in towns and in rural areas under the British Colonial Administration in Pulau Pinang. The focus of this research will be on Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Malaria.In addition, an in depth study on the prevention and treatment methods by the Penang Health Department, Christian Churches and other non-profit organisations such as the British Red Cross Society of Malaya (Penang and Province Wellesley Branch) and the Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis (Penang and Province Wellesley Branch) in providing health services and managing infectious diseases will be studied. For prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis and Leprosy, quarantine centres being built e.g. the Lepers camp in Pulau Jerejak and Pulau Jerajak ward for advanced TB. This research will also evaluate the importance of such quarantine station for the prevention and treatment these diseases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0474-77-9 Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia and Malaysian Historical Society (Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia).
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: School of International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 01:32
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 03:51
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/14485

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