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"Not Everyone Can be a Gandhi": The Global Indian Medical Diaspora in the post-WWII Era

Thursday 3 March 2016, 6.00PM

Speaker(s): Professor David Wright (McGill University, Canada)

From Manchester to Melborne, from Auckland to Aberystwyth, from Detroit to Dartmouth, doctors from the Indian Subcontinent dispersed throughout the Western World in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. To date, the demographic phenomenon of Indian- and other foreign-trained doctors has largely resided on the fringes of ‘national’ histories of twentieth-century health services.  Adopting a global health history perspective, this lecture examines the post-war Indian medical disapora, exploring the contemporary impact and historical legacy of this remarkable circulation of health care practitioners.

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Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Admission: Free and open to all