"Without racism there would be no geriatrics": South Asian overseas-trained doctors and the development of Geriatric Medicine in the United Kingdom', 1950-2000

Raghuram, Parvati; Bornat, Joanna and Henry, Leroi (2016). "Without racism there would be no geriatrics": South Asian overseas-trained doctors and the development of Geriatric Medicine in the United Kingdom', 1950-2000. In: Monnais, Laurence and Wright, David eds. Doctors beyond Borders: the transnational migration of physicians in the twentieth century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 185–207.

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Abstract

The long history of medical migration to the united Kingdom is relatively well known. however, until recently the story of the contribu-tion of South Asian doctors to specific fields has been less discussed. in this chapter we address this gap by focusing on the contributions of migrant doctors to the geriatric specialty. We begin with a history of geriatrics in the united Kingdom and go on to outline our methodology before describing the process by which South asian doctors came to be working in geriatric medicine, what barriers they encountered, and how networks worked both for and against them, before conclud- ing with a consideration of how certain regional centres of excellence played a part in their professional development and careers as consult- ants in the specialty.

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