In early 20th-century Bombay, an alliance of activist doctors, civic leaders and philanthropists, supported by the Bombay Government and the Bombay Municipal Corporation, established organisations to promote sanitary consciousness, and to tackle the growing incidence of tuberculosis and the high rates of maternal and infant mortality. At our Online Talk #AltruisticAlliances, historian Dr Mridula Ramanna focusses on three of them - the Bombay Sanitary Association (1904) whose objective was disseminating knowledge about diseases, and measures to prevent them,; the Anti- Tuberculosis League (1912), which ran an information bureau and dispensary, conducted pathological examinations and medical inspections in mills and schools; and the Lady Willingdon Scheme, (1914) which provided maternal and infant welfare.
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About the presenter
Dr. Mridula Ramanna is the former Head, Department of History, South Indian Education Society’s College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai. She did her BA (Hons) and MA from Delhi and PhD from Mumbai. She has authored four books - ‘Facets of Public Health in Early Twentieth Century Bombay’ (2020); ‘Health Care in Bombay Presidency 1896-1930’ (2012); ‘Western Medicine and Public Health in Colonial Bombay,1845-1895’ (2002) and ‘Edward Moor’, in the series, ‘Founders & Guardians of The Asiatic Society of Mumbai’ (2014). She has several other publications to her credit, including chapters in several edited volumes and articles in leading journals.