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Regimented Activity, or How Medicine was Predicated of the Way of Life: A History of the Plague in the Russian Far East, 1860-1911.

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Title:Regimented Activity, or How Medicine was Predicated of the Way of Life: A History of the Plague in the Russian Far East, 1860-1911.
Authors:Corsi, Michael J.
Contributors:History (department)
Date Issued:May 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:By the late-Imperial period, the response to epidemic diseases such as plague fell within the domain of the emergent professional class of Russian doctors. In the Russian Far East, where plague outbreak was a common occurrence, doctors could exert influence by instituting medicalizing principles in an area relatively free from imperial oversight. Medical authority here took the form of the regimen, a comprehensive medical rubric whose assumptive principles were not limited to the physical body. Instead, the regimen was concerned with regulating the activity of the individual to a degree of indiscriminate, specific detail so comprehensive as to be nearly indistinguishable from the processes that guided his or her everyday behavior. In this sense, medicine was concerned with generating new ways of life for individuals fighting plague in the Far East (and elsewhere) which were capable of determining their behavior down to the minutest of their subconscious movements and decisions.
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62484
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