HOMSEA has its own series with the National University of Singapore Press.
[T]he strength of the collection is that brings together different themes in the history of medicine without losing a coherent focus.
Jonathan Saha in Social History of Medicine, 2014.
Hans Pols, C. Michele Thompson & John Harley Warner, Translating the Body: Medical Education in Southeast Asia. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2017. Click here.
… an impressive volume … This volume provokes a productive discussion on how the broader global context of colonial and Cold War politics shaped medical education. The volume also has the potential to provide a more comprehensive background of how domestic politics shaped the outcomes of medical education. … In sum, students interested in Southeast Asian medicine will find the vivid historical details of individual case studies and the careful attention paid to the interaction between global forces and indigenous medical actors in this volume helpful for their research. Historians of medicine and the empire would find the engaging narratives on the success and failures of medical educators, as well as the broader analysis of the practices and legacies of colonialism on medicine in this volume useful and inspirational.
Review by Wayne Soon in Social History of Medicine, 2018.
C. Michele Thompson, Vietnamese Traditional Medicine: A Social History. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2015. Click here.