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Stephen Snelders. Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname under Dutch Rule, 1750–1950. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017. 264 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5261-1299-6.
Reviewed by Charmaine Robson (University of New South Wales)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison (University of Glasgow)