Doctors Beyond Borders highlights the local and global entanglements often erased in nationally demarcated histories of medicine. Editors David Wright and Laurence Monnais bring together historians from Canada and Europe working in diverse geographic and political contexts through the twentieth century to show how movement and migration have been central to the maintenance of health around the globe. The essays foreground mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion emphasising the tenuous position of the ‘foreign’ physician in various national labour forces including New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. While the focus of the essays is largely on physician migration in British colonial and post-colonial contexts and Jewish migration during the Second World War, the insights regarding labour, mobility and commensurability are sure to resonate.

Networks were essential for these migrations providing...

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