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Military officers, tropical medicine, and racial thought in the formation of the West India Regiments, 1793–1802

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The article examines the establishment and growth of the West India Regiments, British army corps manned by slaves of African descent and commanded by European officers, between 1793 and 1802. Focusing on the medical history of British military operations in the West Indies, the article demonstrates that the rationale behind the regiments was medical, but that the impetus for them came from senior military commanders rather than from the medical practitioners whose writings are usually privil...

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10.1093/jhmas/jrw037

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
72
Issue:
2
Pages:
142–165
Publication date:
2016-10-06
Acceptance date:
2016-09-28
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EISSN:
1468-4373
ISSN:
0022-5045
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pubs:666839
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uuid:ac30b5e3-a882-4d82-9999-d80ea1c83eec
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pubs:666839
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666839
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2016-12-21

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