Disease in the History of Modern Latin America From Malaria to AIDS

ISBN-10: 0822330695

ISBN-13: 9780822330691

Edition: 2003

Authors: Diego Armus

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Challenging the traditional approach to medical history, this text advances understandings of disease as a social & cultural construction in Latin America. It provides a vivid look at the latest research in the cultural history of medicine through studies of how disease has been & is experienced or managed.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 3/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Disease in the Historiography of Modern Latin America
"The Only Serious Terror in These Regions": Malaria Control in the Brazilian Amazon
An Imaginary Plague in Turn-of-the-Century Buenos Aires: Hysteria, Discipline, and Languages of the Body
Tropical Medicine in Brazil: The Case of Chagas' Disease
Tango, Gender, and Tuberculosis in Buenos Aires, 1900-1940
The State, Physicians, and Leprosy in Modern Colombia
Revolution, the Scatological Way: The Rockefeller Foundation's Hookworm Campaign in 1920s Mexico
Between Risk and Confession: State and Popular Perspectives of Syphilis Infection in Revolutionary Mexico
Dying of Sadness: Hospitalism and Child Welfare in Mexico City, 1920-1940
Mental Illness and Democracy in Bolivia: The Manicomio Pacheco, 1935-1950
Stigma and Blame during an Epidemic: Cholera in Peru, 1991
Nation, Science, and Sex: AIDS and the New Brazilian Sexuality
Contributors
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