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The french, colonization, and health care

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In the characterization of French colonial activity in West Africa, the most prevalent of the imperial models engages the notions of “assimilation” and “association” as vehicles of accommodation to French control. Senegal was crucial to the cultivation of France’s West African orchard. By 1848, the intent of French colonization in West Africa was clear with the advance into the Sudan and the extension of French citizenship to the inhabitants of the towns of St. Louis, Rufisque, Goree and Dakar. French health care was severely limited in its own conceptual and curative approaches. The real significant advances in health care had only occurred by the turn of the nineteenth century. And even then, the benefits of those advances were only realized in the most halting fashion. Advances in health care during this period were tied primarily to new efforts in public health and sanitation; and not to great medical discoveries.

Keywords: assimilation; association; French citizenship; French colonization; French health care; public health; sanitation; Senegal; Sudan; West Africa



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