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Pratik Chakrabarti

arrived in Madras, his pills were analysed by British surgeons and its ingredients were listed. The focus shifted from the efficacy of the pills to its ingredients. William Duffin and another surgeons reported to the Hospital Board, that although the repeated trials were successful in curing snakebites, some of the ingredients raised questions, but in the absence of any other remedy, they recommended the Government ‘to leave every practitioner to administer remedies, as his own judgement may direct as heretofore in cases of

in Materials and medicine
Gordon Pirie

financial ramifications of imperial aviation. For Britons, the price could be discounted against what one writer referred to as a repeat of ‘England’s age of plenty’ triggered by initially unprofitable overseas railways. For colonials, the pill was coated with pointers to peaceable, public-service applications of flight. As it was, these benefits were already being realised on domestic air services in

in Air empire
A biography of a ‘European fetish’, c.1859–c.1940
Markku Hokkanen

0.4 grams) of quinine (an increase of 50 per cent on Livingstone's 1860 ‘Fever Powder’) and 8 grains each of calomel and resin of jalap, along with 6 grains of pulverised rhubarb. Corbyn & Co., a long-established company, manufactured batches of the pills for Livingstone and various African expeditions. Waller advised that 10 grains of pills should be administered to a fever patient ‘as soon as

in Medicine, mobility and the empire
Libya as Italy’s promised land, 1911–70
Giuseppe Finaldi

always possible to pretend that it had. By the late 1960s, however, even that false dream had dissipated in the El Dorado of consumption and wealth being birthed in Italy itself; Libyan oil in part fuelled the ‘proletarian’ nation’s great leap forward, but it was the Beatles, the pill, abortion, education, Fiats and Vespas which fired up this new and post-colonial Italy. The little plots of land in

in Imperial expectations and realities
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Colonial subjects and the appeal for imperial justice
Charles V. Reed

incarnation he had embraced: ‘In effect it means this: that we want English rule without the Englishman. You want the tiger’s nature, but not the tiger; that is to say, you would make India English. And when it becomes English, it will be called not Hindustan but Englistan. This is not the Swaraj that I want.’ 122 To sweeten the pill of Union, the Colonial Office proposed that that the Prince of Wales go to

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
John M. MacKenzie

group loyalties, to the supreme expression of the State in imperial rule. Most of the imperial hunters whose works will be examined in subsequent chapters depicted themselves as serving both ideals. But B.-P. also wanted to make hunting a source of fun and adventure, the sugar on the pill of imperial defence. All the fun of hunting lies in

in The Empire of Nature
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Medicine in the colonies in the Age of Commerce
Pratik Chakrabarti

became part of a European knowledge of ‘native’ traditions, as the pills, plants and texts were explored, analysed and studied by missionaries, surgeons and Orientalists, and despatched to Europe both as novelties as well as for scientific analysis. 158 Medical materials followed a trajectory similar to that of general trading commodities, in their local prospection, procurement and European consumption. By the end of the eighteenth century, as the nature of EEIC’s engagements in India changed, so too did British engagement

in Materials and medicine
Masculinity, sexuality and racial anxiety in the home, 1880s–1930s
Claire Lowrie

Mickey Dewar, In Search of the ‘Never-Never’: Looking for Australia in Northern Territory Writing (Darwin: NTU Press, 1997 ), p. 13; Lisa Featherstone, Let’s Talk About Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia from Federation to the Pill (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011 ), pp. 71–92. 29 Dino Hodge

in Masters and servants
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The Scottish military tradition in decline
Stuart Allan

infantry regiment, had been announced as government policy in October 1946. Word was now coming through as to when and how the execution of that policy was to fall. The terms ‘suspended animation’, ‘reduced to cadre’ and ‘amalgamation’ begin to make their appearance. The first was a sweetener for the pill of what amounted to disbandment, being a state of stand-down which kept a

in Scotland, empire and decolonisation in the twentieth century
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Michael D. Leigh

Chapman was not placated. He was annoyed that Sheldon had made no provision for the anticipated shortfall, and feared that the present grant reduction was the ‘thin end of the wedge’. 32 His pessimism was justified. Twelve more reductions in government funding followed in quick succession. Dr Chaney of ABM described it as an ‘ever closing circle of restrictions on our mission schools’. 33 Government budget deficits necessitated these reductions in expenditure, but it made the pill no easier to swallow. 34 Public

in Conflict, politics and proselytism