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Author Lachenal, Guillaume, 1978- author.

Title The Lomidine files : the untold story of a medical disaster in colonial Africa / Guillaume Lachenal ; translated by Noemi Tousignant
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource (237 pages)
Contents The wonder drug -- Experimentations without borders -- The new deal of colonial medicine -- The spectacle of eradication -- Race, pentamidine and the individual -- Good citizens and bad brothers -- Yokadouma, Cameroon, November-December 1954 -- "We cried without making a palaver" -- The misfirings of the imperial machine -- The swan song of eradication -- How the drug became useless and dangerous -- Epilogue
Summary Ultimately, it illuminates public health not only as a showcase of colonial humanism and a tool of control but as an arena of mediocrity, powerlessness, and stupidity
Notes Translated from the French
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African trypanosomiasis -- Africa -- Prevention -- History -- 20th century
African trypanosomiasis -- Chemotherapy -- Complications -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Pentamidine -- Side effects -- Africa
Medicine, Preventive -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Medical ethics -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Pentamidine -- adverse effects
Trypanosomiasis, African -- drug therapy
Colonialism -- history
Ethics, Medical -- history
History, 20th Century
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
African trypanosomiasis -- Prevention
French colonies
Medical ethics
Medicine, Preventive
France -- Colonies -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781421423241
Other Titles Médicament qui devait sauver l'Afrique. English