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Psychiatry’s 'golden age': making sense of mental health care in Uganda, 1894-1972

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This thesis investigates the emergence of an internationally renowned psychiatric community in Uganda. Starting at the beginning of colonial rule in 1894, it traces the changing nature of mental health care both within and beyond the state, examining the conditions that allowed psychiatry to develop as a significant intellectual tradition in the years following Independence in 1962. This ‘golden age’ of psychiatry saw Uganda establish itself as a leader of mental health care in Africa, an asp...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty - History of Medicine
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Yolana Pringle
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:7261

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