South East Asia Research, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 2014

"It is refreshing, in a time when the disciplines are becoming ever more entrenched, to find a study that proudly extends its focus from the present into the past.

"It is refreshing, in a time when the disciplines are becoming ever more entrenched, to find a study that proudly extends its focus from the present into the past.

(…) the authors […] fearlessly delve into the colonial archive in search of the introduction of biomedicine into the Cambodian context so as to make sense of the ways that Western and indigenous medical traditions interact today.

(…) Cambodians and Their Doctors provides a comprehensive glossary of Khmer, Sanskrit, Pali, French and English words and acronyms used throughout the book.

(…) scholars interested in questions of medical modernity in the colonial context globally should find this a welcome addition. Scholars of Cambodia’s past and present should include this book in their collection due to the wealth of archival and ethnographic data presented here."

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