Books

Book Review Essay: Nguyen’s The Republic of Therapy

This article is part of the series:

The Republic of Therapy: Triage and Sovereignty in West Africa’s Time of AIDS.

By Vinh-Kim Nguyen.

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.

Pp. 256. ISBN 9780822348740. (Paperback, US $ 22.95)

Reviewed by Betsey Brada (Princeton University)

In The Republic of Therapy, Vinh-Kim Nguyen traces responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Francophone West Africa between 1994, when effective …

Web Roundups

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 …