Practising Politics as Medicine Writ Large in Nepal

Author: Maskey, Mahesh

Source: Development, Volume 47, Number 2, June 2004 , pp. 122-130(9)

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Abstract:

Mahesh Maskey relates the story of how physicians have contributed to the volatile politics of Nepal in the last decades in the struggle to ensure health as a human right within the broader macroeconomic and political picture. He seeks to show, as one of the physicians engaged in movement, how physicians consciously have engaged in political work in Nepal, following Virchow's understanding of politics as medicine writ large (Eisenberg, 1987).Development (2004) 47, 122–130. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1100039

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.development.1100039

Publication date: June 1, 2004

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