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Salama Udaipurwala

Salama Udaipurwala

Salama has a degree in the life sciences and biochemistry, which she puts to good use as a science writer and video producer at She also works with archives and museums on the intersection of science communication and history.

The cover page of The Introduction of Mesmerism into the Public Hospitals of India

The Mesmeric Dr. James Esdaile

The acceptance of mesmerism in colonial Bengal depended on the public performance of Western medicine couched in the wonders of a supposed “native” magic.