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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
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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
Notes Translated from the French
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pentamidine -- adverse effects.
Trypanosomiasis, African -- drug therapy.
Colonialism -- history.
Ethics, Medical -- history.
History, 20th Century.
African trypanosomiasis -- Chemotherapy -- Complications -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
African trypanosomiasis -- Africa -- Prevention -- History -- 20th century.
Medical ethics -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Medicine, Preventive -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Pentamidine -- Side effects -- Africa.
France -- Colonies -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1421423243 (electronic bk.)
9781421423241 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Médicament qui devait sauver l'Afrique. English