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Suriname under Dutch rule, 1750– 1950

Explaining how leprosy was considered in various historical settings by referring to categories of uncleanliness in antiquity, is problematic. The book historicizes how leprosy has been framed and addressed. It investigates the history of leprosy in Suriname, a plantation society where the vast majority of the population consisted of imported slaves from Africa. The relationship between the modern stigmatization and exclusion of people affected with leprosy, and the political tensions and racial fears originating in colonial slave society, exerting their influence until after the decolonization up to the present day. The book explores leprosy management on the black side of the medical market in the age of slavery as contrasted with the white side. The difference in perspectives on leprosy between African slaves and European masters contributed to the development of the 'Great Confinement' policies, and leprosy sufferers were sent to the Batavia leprosy asylum. Dutch debates about leprosy took place when the threat of a 'return' of leprosy to the Netherlands appeared to materialise. A symbiotic alliance for leprosy care that had formed between the colonial state and the Catholics earlier in the nineteenth century was renegotiated within the transforming landscape of Surinamese society to incorporate Protestants as well. By 1935, Dutch colonial medicine had dammed the growing danger of leprosy by using the modern policies of detection and treatment. Dutch doctors and public health officials tried to come to grips with the Afro-Surinamese belief in treef and its influence on the execution of public health policies.

Coping with crises
Ida Milne

2.5 per cent of those infected, together with the fact that only three died out of 220 ill pupils, indicates that the disease management and treatment policy within the college was reasonably successful. In St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, there was a severe outbreak during both the second and third waves of the epidemic, in the winter of 1918 and the spring of 1919. The college president’s annual report for 1918–​19 also shows that the authorities there also tried to limit the outbreak through social distancing: At first it was hoped that by carefully isolating

in Stacking the coffins
Building a queer counter-memory
Agata Dziuban, Eugen Januschke, Ulrike Klöppel, Todd Sekuler, and Justyna Struzik

multiperspective narrations of migration to and from, as well as within, European countries. These reflect and address the shifting terms of admission and inclusion into legality, health prevention and treatment policies, and citizenship rights and entitlements as generally conceived. With these three aspects considered together, it becomes clear that labelling and metadata are never purely descriptive. Upon

in Histories of HIV/AIDS in Western Europe
Gene-expression profiling in early-stage breast cancer
Anne Kerr, Choon Key Chekar, Emily Ross, Julia Swallow, and Sarah Cunningham-Burley

. The approvals process was guided by a precautionary logic where uncertainties and scepticism about benefits were given weight, but we found that much of the flexibility and ambivalence we encountered in our study was absent from public discourses about the utility of the test. Although capturing patients’ investment in the test and the value it brought to their experiences of treatment, policy and media accounts did not often capture the uncertainties and grey areas that can abound for patients who have been tested, even when certainty is promised or anticipated

in Personalised cancer medicine
The internal factors
Ali Riaz

, ‘Illicit drug use among Bangladeshi women living in the UK: an exploratory qualitative study of a hidden population in East London’, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 12:3 (2005), 183. 77 Cottew and Oyefeso, ‘Illicit drug use among Bangladeshi women’, 184. 78 Addictiontoday.org, ‘Abstinence can be a cultural requirement: why settle for inappropriate treatment?’ Policy, Nafas (2006): www.nafas.org/ Basharat%20Addiction%20Today%20Article.pdf (accessed 8 May 2008). 79 Clarke, ‘Life on the Lane’. 80 S.F. Carey, ‘Looking for the buzz: heroin – the drug of choice

in Islam and identity politics among British-Bangladeshis