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Merchant Capital and the End of Empire-James Finlay, Merchant Adventurers

James Finlay and Company played a significant role in the development of some sectors of the Indian economy under British imperialism. This paper seeks to contribute to an understanding of the role of Scottish capital in the British imperial context; to consider the impact of James Finlay, especially in India; and to relate the self-description of the company as 'merchant adventurers to discussions of the nature and impact of 'merchant capital.

A Very Special Group of People

A Very Special Group of People ...? Roger Jeffery Doctors and Society: Three Asian Case Studies, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka by T N Madan in collaboration with Paul Wiebe, Rahim Said, Malsiri Dias; Vikas, New Delhi, 1980; Rs 75.

Allopathic Medicine in India-A Case of Deprofessionalisation

Allopathic Medicine in India A Case of Deprofessionalisation ? Roger Jeffery While there exists considerable literature on the sociology of professions in developed countries, there have been few attempts to deal with occupational groups like doctors in underdeveloped countries. This paper locates allopathic doctors in India in terms of their social organisation and values, and considers the attempts which have been made to secure and extend their autonomy and monopoly.

Estimates of Doctors in Delhi-A Note

Estimates of Doctors in Delhi A Note Roger Jeffery It is generally argued that in the course of the last 25 years the distribution of doctors has become more unequal, with urban areas taking a growing share of the doctors in India. The available evidence for Delhi Union Territory suggests that this is indeed the case, so that now the area has a doctor : population ratio which is comparable to that in many developed countries, though in India as a whole the ratio is still around 1:4,000, or about 25 per cent of the ratio in developed countries. There has also been a shift towards employment in the public sector, increasingly in large hospitals, and the proportion of doctors offering specialist services has risen considerably.

Migration of Doctors from India

Roger Jeffery The major causes of medical emigration from India are to be found in the 'medical dependence/ that distorts India s medical policies and previsions to suit the interests of consumers of health services in the developed countries (notably Britain and the Untied' States) and in India (where such consumers are the urban middle classes). This paper, however, deals only peripherally with this underlying structure. It concentrates instead on the changes in size and direcion of medical emigration from India. In the short term, these are largely affected by the employment prospects for medical graduates.

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