Laurence Monnais is assistant professor at Université de Montréal (Department of History – Center for East Asian Studies, CETASE). She is a specialist in the history of medicine, health and health practices in French Indochina and 19th–20th century Vietnam. She is the author of Médecine et colonisation. L’Aventure indochinoise, 1860–1939 (Paris, 1999) and several articles and book chapters published in French and English. She is currently working on two collective essays. One deals with the social life of medicines and the other is a general history of medicine in Southeast Asia. E-mail contact: email@example.com.