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Mari K. Webel

Mari K. Webel is assistant professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a specialist in modern African history and the histories of public health, healing, and medicine.

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Listed in: African Studies · Eastern Africa · Human Geography · History of Science · African History

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The Politics of Disease Control
Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890–1920
By Mari K. Webel

Situating sleeping sickness control within African intellectual worlds and political dynamics, Webel prioritizes local histories to understand the successes and failures of a widely used colonial public health intervention—the sleeping sickness camp—in dialogue with African strategies to mitigate illness and death in the past.

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