Posted on 12 January 2018
Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya (Professor in the History of Medicine, Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories) has contributed a chapter entitled ‘Global and local histories of medicine: interpretative challenges and future possibilities’ to the upcoming volume A Global History of Medicine, edited by Mark Jackson.
Professor Bhattacharya’s chapter focuses on smallpox eradication and reflects on the sources and methods necessary to integrate local and global dimensions of medicine more effectively.
A Global History of Medicine explores the history of medicine across continents and countries from ancient to modern times, and examines the changing systems of medicine in both Eastern and Western traditions. It offers up-to-date discussions of key themes and issues in the field of global health history.
The volume is set to be released in early 2018. Professor Bhattacharya is currently working on a volume of his own further exploring the eradication of smallpox in Bangladesh and South Asia, alongside a major research project funded by the Wellcome Trust.