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Colonial Psychiatry Hub: a new blog

Colonial Psychiatry Hub is a recently launched blog written by a DPhil student at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford,  whose research “concerns the practice of psychiatry in Church Missionary Society hospitals in Uganda, 1897-1944.”  While it has only been up for a number of months, the site has great potential to fulfill on its aim of “bring[ing] together resources for the study of colonial psychiatry.”  In addition to posts on topics such as “Sleeping sickness and lunacy” and “Fear, witchcraft and ‘superstition’ in East Africa“, the author has posted a bibliography of scholarly texts on colonial psychiatry.  Let’s hope for the addition of more similar resources.


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