n Kleio - Medical history and Afrikaner society in the Boer Republics at the end of the nineteenth century




Extracted from text ... ARTICLES Medical history and edical Afrikaner society in the frikaner Boer R Republics at epublics the end of the nineteenth century Elizabeth van Heyningen* Birth, death and disease are fundamental to human society and have been widely explored in the history of other countries.1 In South Africa, however, such studies remain relatively undeveloped, except where they touch on political issues.2 The emergence of HIV/AIDS as a national crisis, however, has drawn attention to the way in which health issues can permeate national life and social identity and makes a strong case for the need to understand the relationship between ..


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