TAPSA Seminar: Breaking Form: The Urdu Medical Periodical & Its Readers

Lecture by Sabrina Datoo, PhD Candidate, History, University of Chicago

The Urdu medical periodical appeared as a new form for the circulation of medical knowledge in the middle of the nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century, these periodicals began to give voice to their readers through columns on medical advice. In so doing, they introduced the symptom to a broad public, as an object of scrutiny and a source of self-fashioning. This paper seeks to trace the voice of the ill reader as it moved out of the clinic and personal correspondence and into a public domain mediated by editors, medical specialists and other ill readers.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 4:30am
Foster 103