This book is about the evolution of modern medical practices in the Sudan including curative medicine, public health, medical research, and education. It covers an important era from 1924, when the first medical school in the country was inaugurated and goes until the Independence of Sudan in 1956. The Sudan, known then as the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was not officially a British colony. The British came during zenith of the 'Great Scramble for Africa' and Kitchener's appeal for the Gordon Memorial College set the platform for modern education in the Sudan, and following his demise, his call to establish a medical school in the country was heeded. The medical school inaugurated in 1924 became the third of its kind in Africa, which helped the mesh of expanding the service to remote parts of the country.
The author and translator of more than seven books on the history of Sudanese medicine walk us through a comprehensive and authoritative description of the formative years of KSM, events, dates, progress, and role in the foundation of almost all healthcare institutions. In addition, the book analyses the evolution of Sudan's medical services, teaching, training, and research.
-Professor Ahmed El Safi, Sudan Medical Heritage Foundation
From Christian missionaries working within the colonial project of civilizing the natives, to the training of doctors, nurses and midwives who came after them, the author, a medical doctor himself, offers a coherent narrative supported by detailed historical events, and punctuated by gripping life histories of both pioneer European and Sudanese doctors. A must read.
-Professor Amal Hassan Fadlalla, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
In this sweeping and lively study, which will appeal to historians and medical professionals alike, Tarek Elhadd surveys the history of medicine in the Sudan during the second half of the Anglo- Egyptian colonial period (1824-1956). He By focusing on the role of human agency in promoting health, Tarek Elhadd presents the history of Sudanese medicine as a tale of heroism, collective striving, and achievement.
-Heather J. Sharkey, University of Pennsylvania
The University of Khartoum's training of doctors has long been widely admired and the development of services in the years that Tarik explores played a vital part in building the deserved reputation of Sudanese medical practitioners.
-Prof. Peter Woodward, University of Reading
Dr. Tarik Abdelkariem Elhadd is a medical doctor with special interest in medical history. Born in 1958 in Omdurman, Sudan, and educated at Hantoub and Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum University Sudan, 1983. He published "Colonialism and Medical Experiences in the Sudan" by Africa World Press in fall 2020, and translated many related books to Arabic.