"Not everyone can be a Gandhi": The global Indian medical diaspora in the post-WWII era
Centre for Global Health Histories Lecture
From Manchester to Melbourne, 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 diaspora, exploring the contemporary impact and historical legacy of this remarkable circulation of health care practitioners.