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Author Rodríguez, Daniel A., 1976- author.

Title The right to live in health medical politics in postindependence Havana / Daniel A. Rodríguez
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource
Series Envisioning Cuba
Envisioning Cuba.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The Meanings of Health in Postindependence Havana -- One: A Nation of Spectres: Reconcentration, U.S. Occupation, and the Modernization of the Public Health State -- Two: A Blessed Formula for Progress: Medical Nationalism, U.S. Empire, and the Development of Public Health, 1899-1909 -- Three: Salus Populi Suprema Lex: Medical Modernity, Neocolonialism, and the 1914 Bubonic Plague Outbreak -- Four: The Dangers That Surround the Child: Gendered Poverty and the Fight against Infant Mortality
Five: With All, and for the Good of All: Race, Poverty, and Tuberculosis -- Six: To Fight These Powerful Trusts and Free the Medical Profession: Spanish Mutualism, Medicine, and Revolution, 1925-1935 -- Conclusion: The Right to Live in Health in Postcolonial Havana -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Summary "Rodríguez describes how medicine and new public health projects infused republican Cuba's statecraft, powerfully shaping the lives of Havana's residents. He underscores how various stakeholders, including women and people of color, demanded robust government investment in quality medical care for all Cubans, a central national value that continues today. On a broader level, Rodríguez proposes that Latin America, at least as much as the United States and Europe, was an engine for the articulation of citizens' rights, including the right to health care, in the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cuba. Secretaría de Sanidad y Beneficencia -- History
Cuba. Secretaría de Sanidad y Beneficencia -- History
Cuba. Secretaría de Sanidad y Beneficencia
Public health -- Cuba -- History -- 20th century
Medical policy -- Cuba -- 20th century
Right to health -- Cuba -- History -- 20th century
Public Health -- history
Health Policy -- history
Health Services -- history
Right to Health -- history
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
Medical policy
Public health
Right to health
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781469659756