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Title Disease in the history of modern Latin America : from malaria to AIDS / edited by Diego Armus
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 326 pages) : illustrations
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection
Contents Disease in the historiography of modern Latin America / Diego Armus -- "The only serious terror in these regions" : malaria control in the Brazilian Amazon / Nancy Leys Stepan -- An imaginary plague in turn-of-the-century Buenos Aires : hysteria, discipline, and languages of the body / Gabriela Nouzeilles -- Tropical medicine in Brazil : the case of chagas' disease / Marilia Coutinho -- Tango, gender, and tuberculosis in Buenos Aires, 1900-1940 / Diego Armus -- The state, physicians, and leprosy in modern Colombia / Diana Obregón -- Revolution, the scatological way : the Rockefeller Foundation's hookworm campaign in 1920s Mexico / Anne-Emanuelle Birn -- Between risk and confession : state and popular perspectives of syphilis infection in revolutionary Mexico / Katherine Elaine Bliss -- Dying of sadness : hospitalism and child welfare in Mexico City, 1920-1940 / Ann S. Blum -- Mental illness and democracy in Bolivia : the Manicomio Pacheco, 1935-1950 / Ann Zulawski -- Stigma and blame during an epidemic : cholera in Peru, 1991 / Marcos Cueto -- Nation, science, and sex : AIDS and the new Brazilian sexuality / Patrick Larvie
Summary Challenging traditional approaches to medical history, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America advances understandings of disease as a social and cultural construction in Latin America. This innovative collection provides a vivid look at the latest research in the cultural history of medicine through insightful essays about how disease-whether it be cholera or aids, leprosy or mental illness-was experienced and managed in different Latin American countries and regions, at different times from the late nineteenth century until today. Based on the idea that the meanings of sickness-and health-are contestable and subject to controversy, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America displays the richness of an interdisciplinary approach to social and cultural history. Examining diseases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, the contributors explore the production of scientific knowledge, literary metaphors for illness, domestic public health efforts, and initiatives shaped by the agendas of international agencies. They also analyze the connections among ideas of sexuality, disease, nation, and modernity; the instrumental role of certain illnesses in state-building processes; welfare efforts sponsored by the state and led by the medical professions; and the boundaries between individual and state responsibilities regarding sickness and health. Diego Armus's introduction contextualizes the essays within the history of medicine, the history of public health, and the sociocultural history of disease
Analysis Emfermedades America latina Historia
Medicina social América latina
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Social Medicine
Communicable Disease Control -- history
Diseases -- Latin America -- History
Social medicine -- Latin America
44.01 history of medicine.
Amérique latine -- Politique sociale -- Histoire.
MEDICAL / History
MEDICAL -- Epidemiology.
MEDICAL -- Health Risk Assessment.
Maladies -- Amérique latine -- Histoire.
Médecine sociale -- Amérique latine.
Social medicine.
Latin America
Latin America.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Armus, Diego, editor
LC no. 2002151597
ISBN 0822330571