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Sanitised Health

Mohan Rao The Politics of Health in India by Roger Jeffery; University of California Press, Berkely 1988; pp 349, Price unstated. IT is unfortunately, though not accidentally, a fact that much of the history of health or of medicine in India is written in Britain and not in our own country This will remain so as long as our social scientists in general, and historians and sociologists in particular, remain happy not to venture out of the mainstream of their disciplines, however narrow and esoteric. And precisely because of this utter neglect one welcomes the occasional new title in this field.

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