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Wellbeing and fitness styles in Southeast Asia have replaced profoundly during the last century. In that interval, epidemic and persistent illnesses, environmental adjustments, and foreign health and wellbeing associations have created new connections in the quarter and the elevated interdependence of Southeast Asia with China and India. during this quantity major students offer a brand new method of the background of health and wellbeing in Southeast Asia. Framed via a chain of synoptic items at the “Landscapes of Health” in Southeast Asia in 1914, 1950, and 2014 the essays interweave neighborhood, nationwide, and local views. they vary from stories of long term strategies resembling altering epidemics, mortality and getting older, and environmental heritage to targeted bills of specific episodes: the worldwide cholera epidemic and the hajj, the influenza epidemic of 1918, WWII, and ordinary failures. The writers additionally study country coverage on healthcare and the impact of enterprises, from NGOs resembling the China scientific Board and the Rockefeller beginning to grassroots agencies in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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Inspection Générale des Services Sanitaires et Médicaux de l’Indochine, editor. Exposition Coloniale Internationale (Hanoi: Imprimerie d’Extrême–Orient, 1931). According to the stelae of Say Fong, two doctors at each hospital were assisted by a staff of over a hundred assistants, guards, supplicants, and cooks. See also George Coedès, “Les hôpitaux de Jayavarman VII,” BEFEO 40 (1940): 344–47, and C. Jacques, “Les édits des hôpitaux de Jayavarman VII,” Etudes Cambodgiennes 13 (1968): 14–17. S. Au, Mixed Medicines: Health and Culture in French Colonial Cambodia (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011).

42 The manner in which Krom Luang Wongsa composed his materia medica, in which medicinal plants were divided into parts, each with specific properties, use, and effect, bears traces of influence from Western pharmacological studies of plants. He also wrote a Thai-language pharmacopoeia of Western materia medica including forty-two medicines; all the English and Latin names of which were transliterated into Thai. 44 Krom Luang Wongsa’s enthusiastic acceptance and adoption of Western medicine was ahead of his time.

Menaut, “Matière Médicale Cambodgienne,” in Exposition Coloniale Internationale, ed. Indochine Française. Section des Services d’Intérêt Social. Inspection Générale des Services Sanitaires et Médicaux de l’Indochine (Hanoi: Imprimerie d’extrême-orient, 1931); A. Souyris-Rolland, “Les Procédés Magiques d’Immunisation Chez les Cambodgiens,” Bulletin de la Sociéte des Etudes Indochinoises 26 (1951): 175–87. Luang Wongsa, the chief of royal physicians was not only enthusiastic about learning new science, but eager to experiment and use it in his practice.

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