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Medicine and Public Health in Latin America

Medicine and Public Health in Latin America

  • Author: Marcos Cueto,Steven Palmer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110702367X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 318
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This book provides a clear, broad, and provocative synthesis of the history of Latin American medicine.

Medicine on the Periphery

Medicine on the Periphery

Public Health in Yucatán, Mexico, 1870–1960

  • Author: David Sowell
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498517358
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 244
  • View: 8937
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Medicine on the Periphery traces the development of Yucatán’s medical institutions, public health programs, healers, and changing disease environment from the 1870s through 1960. The biomedicalization of Yucatán’s public health system is analyzed within the Atlantic medical community and the emerging revolutionary state of central Mexico.

Monuments of Progress

Monuments of Progress

Modernization and Public Health in Mexico City, 1876-1910

  • Author: Claudia Agostoni
  • Publisher: UNAM
  • ISBN: 9780870817342
  • Category: History
  • Page: 228
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A social and cultural history of public health in Mexico during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The book offers a fresh take on the history of medicine and public health by shifting away from the history of epidemic disease and heroic accounts of medical men and toward looking at public health in a broader social framework. It shows how new public health policies were instrumental in the 'modernisation' of Mexico. Adds to a small, but fast-growing body of literature, on the history of public health in Latin America and other developing areas of the world.

Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN: 146496677X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 385
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Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Science in Latin America

Science in Latin America

A History

  • Author: Juan José Saldaña
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292712715
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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Science in Latin America has roots that reach back to the information gathering and recording practices of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and colonists introduced European scientific practices to the continent, where they hybridized with local traditions to form the beginnings of a truly Latin American science. As countries achieved their independence in the nineteenth century, they turned to science as a vehicle for modernizing education and forwarding "progress." In the twentieth century, science and technology became as omnipresent in Latin America as in the United States and Europe. Yet despite a history that stretches across five centuries, science in Latin America has traditionally been viewed as derivative of and peripheral to Euro-American science. To correct that mistaken view, this book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of science in Latin America from the sixteenth century to the present. Eleven leading Latin American historians assess the part that science played in Latin American society during the colonial, independence, national, and modern eras, investigating science's role in such areas as natural history, medicine and public health, the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, politics and nation-building, educational reform, and contemporary academic research. The comparative approach of the essays creates a continent-spanning picture of Latin American science that clearly establishes its autonomous history and its right to be studied within a Latin American context.

Plagues and Epidemics

Plagues and Epidemics

Infected Spaces Past and Present

  • Author: D. Ann Herring,Alan C. Swedlund
  • Publisher: Berg
  • ISBN: 1847887554
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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Until recently, plagues were thought to belong in the ancient past. Now there are deep worries about global pandemics. This book presents views from anthropology about this much publicized and complex problem. The authors take us to places where epidemics are erupting, waning, or gone, and to other places where they have not yet arrived, but where a frightening story line is already in place. They explore public health bureaucracies and political arenas where the power lies to make decisions about what is, and is not, an epidemic. They look back into global history to uncover disease trends and look ahead to a future of expanding plagues within the context of climate change. The chapters are written from a range of perspectives, from the science of modeling epidemics to the social science of understanding them. Patterns emerge when people are engulfed by diseases labeled as epidemics but which have the hallmarks of plague. There are cycles of shame and blame, stigma, isolation of the sick, fear of contagion, and end-of-the-world scenarios. Plague, it would seem, is still among us.

White Slavery and Mothers Alive and Dead

White Slavery and Mothers Alive and Dead

The Troubled Meeting of Sex, Gender, Public Health, and Progress in Latin America

  • Author: Donna J. Guy
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803270954
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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White Slavery and Mothers Alive and Dead brings together a diverse set of essays exploring topics ranging from public health and child welfare to criminality and industrialization. What the essays have in common is their gendered connection to work, family, and the rise of increasingly interventionist nation-states in Latin America, and particularly in Argentina. Donna J. Guy first looks at Latin American women from a general and international perspective. She explores which paradigms are most useful in studying gender history in Latin America. She also addresses the evolution of the Pan-American Child Congresses as well as the politics of Pan-American cooperation in relation to child welfare issues. Later essays focus on Argentina in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Guy looks at how women were affected by systems of forced labor, and she illuminates changes in the concept of patria potestad, or the right of male heads of households to control family members' labor. Other essays address such issues as public health, white slavery, and public notions of motherhood in Argentina.

Seminar on the Teaching of Preventive Medicine and Public Health in Schools of Veterinary Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico, 25-31 August 1963

Seminar on the Teaching of Preventive Medicine and Public Health in Schools of Veterinary Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico, 25-31 August 1963

With an Appended Report on the First Meeting of the Seminar Coordinating Committee, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 19-21 October 1964

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medicine, Preventive
  • Page: 91
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Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

From Malaria to AIDS

  • Author: Diego Armus
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822384345
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 335
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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 to the present. 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 between 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. Contributors. Diego Armus, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Kathleen Elaine Bliss, Ann S. Blum, Marilia Coutinho, Marcus Cueto, Patrick Larvie, Gabriela Nouzeilles, Diana Obregón, Nancy Lays Stepan, Ann Zulawski

The Global Art of Soccer

The Global Art of Soccer

  • Author: Richard Witzig
  • Publisher: CusiBoy Publishing
  • ISBN: 0977668800
  • Category: Soccer
  • Page: 500
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Frontiers of Nutrition and Food Security in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Frontiers of Nutrition and Food Security in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

  • Author: Neil G. Kotler
  • Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
  • ISBN: 9712200221
  • Category: Food supply
  • Page: 171
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This volume contains the papers and proceedings of an internacional colloquium on food, nutrition, and agriculture that was held at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, on 17-18 October 1990.

Peace Through Health

Peace Through Health

How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World

  • Author: Neil Arya,Joanna Santa Barbara
  • Publisher: Kumarian Press
  • ISBN: 1565492587
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 340
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We typically define and talk about wars using the language of politics, but what happens when you bring in a doctor’s perspective on conflict? Can war be diagnosed like an illness? Can health professionals participate in its mitigation and prevention? The contributors to Peace through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World engage with these ground-breaking ideas and describe tools that can further peace once war is understood as a public health problem. The idea of working for peace through the health sector has sparked many innovative programs, described here by over 30 experts familiar with the theory and practice of Peace through Health. They cover topics such as prevention and therapy, program evaluations, medical ethics, activism, medical journals, human rights, and the uses of epidemiology. Those considering careers in medicine and other health and humanitarian disciplines as well as those concerned about the growing presence of militarized violence in the world will value the book’s many insights Other Contributors: Will Boyce, Caecilie Buhmann, Anne BundeBirouste, Kenneth Bush, Helen Caldicott, Rob Chase, Khagendra Dahal, Hamit Dardagan, Ann Duggan, Lowell Ewert, Paul Farmer, Norbert Goldfield, Paula Gutlove, Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, Maria Kett, John Last, Barry S. Levy, Tarek Loubani, Evan Lyon, Graeme MacQueen, Ian Maddocks, Ambrogio Manenti, Klaus Melf, Viet Nguyen-Gillham, Wendy Orr, Andrew D. Pinto, Alex Rosen, Simon Rushton, Hana Saab, Victor W. Sidel, Sonal Singh, John Sloboda, Karen Trollope-Kumar, Marshall Wallace, Jim Yong Kim, Anthony Zwi.

Missionaries of Science

Missionaries of Science

The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin America

  • Author: Marcos Cueto
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 171
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"Concerns impact of American philanthropy on public health, agriculture, and science in Latin America and relations with State authority from 1920s-60s, with particular attention to Brazil and Mexico"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America

Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America

State, Society and Industry in Brazil’s AIDS Program

  • Author: Matthew B. Flynn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317565606
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 232
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Brazil has occupied a central role in the access to medicines movement, especially with respect to drugs used to treat those with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). How and why Brazil succeeded in overcoming powerful political and economic interests, both at home and abroad, to roll-out and sustain treatment represents an intellectual puzzle. In this book, Matthew Flynn traces the numerous challenges Brazil faced in its efforts to provide essential medicines to all of its citizens. Using dependency theory, state theory, and moral underpinnings of markets, Flynn delves deeper into the salient factors contributing to Brazil’s successes and weaknesses, including control over technology, creation of political alliances, and instrumental use of normative frameworks and effectively explains the ability of countries to fulfill the prescription drug needs of its population versus the interests and operations of the global pharmaceutical industry Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America is one of the only books to provide an in-depth account of the challenges that a developing country, like Brazil, faces to fulfill public health objectives amidst increasing global economic integration and new international trade agreements. Scholars interested in public health issues, HIV/AIDS, and human rights, but also to social scientists interested in Latin America and international political economy will find this an original and thought provoking read.

Global Public Health

Global Public Health

a new era

  • Author: Robert Beaglehole,Ruth Bonita
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191579777
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 336
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Global Public Health: a new era is a comprehensive updated account of the international state of public health, including an agenda for improving the practice of the discipline across the world. It addresses three major issues: - the changing global context for public health - the state of public health theory and practice in developed and developing countries; and - strategies for strengthening the practice of public health Section one surveys the complex old and new challenges facing public health practitioners, and then summarises the state of health globally using new data based on measures of the Global Burden of Disease developed by the Word Health Organization, and other groups, to better describe population health states and trends. Section two presents the first detailed review of the global state of public health. It analyses the public health situation in all regions of the world. Six chapters cover Europe, Latin America, and Australia and New Zealand.. Three chapters cover China, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The lessons from these chapters are surprisingly similar: the challenges are great; the public health workforce and infrastructure have long been neglected; and much needs to be done to reinvigorate the practice of public health. The third section covers several cross cutting themes, including the developing field of international public health ethics and the central and neglected role of the public in strengthening the practice of public health and the opportunities for building the capacity of the public health workforce to respond to the major global health needs.

Medicine and Public Health at the End of Empire

Medicine and Public Health at the End of Empire

  • Author: Howard Waitzkin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131725614X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 228
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The recent financial meltdown has brought notable changes to the global practice of health care changes that have often escaped the American news media. Although Western managed-care corporations previously had strengthened their influence abroad, now many countries are considering new approaches to health care for their citizens.The untold story of how corporations have influenced global health care and the impacts now in America as the system rapidly shifts is Dr. Waitzkin s subject in his provocative new book. We now live in a new era in which the prospects for more humane approaches to health care are taking root. Strengthening access and improving public health are at the heart of the many previously little-noted struggles and actions by individuals, groups, and whole nations to put control back in the hands of patients and practitioners, as Americans of many political stripes seem to universally seek. The impacts of these changes in the United States are considerable, and they are amply illustrated by Dr. Waitzkin as the United States attempts to reorient its own system of care.Selected as the 2012 winner of the Freidson Outstanding Publication Award by the American Sociological Association for its "bold and timely analysis of the global political economy of contemporary crises in health and medical care. By presenting the lessons learned from social medicine (past and present), [it] outlines a macro-sociologically informed response to these crises.""

The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

  • Author: Gary L Albrecht,Ray Fitzpatrick,Susan C Scrimshaw
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761942726
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 546
  • View: 913
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This is the first international and inter-disciplinary social science Handbook on health and medicine. Five years in the making, and building on the insights and advice of an international editorial board, the book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine. Pinpointing the focal issues of research and debate in one volume, the material is organized into three sections: social and cultural frameworks of analysis; the experience of health and illness; and health care systems and practices. Each section consists of specially commissioned chapters designed to examine the vital conceptual and methodological practice and policy issues. Readers recei

Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved

Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved

  • Author: Ruth Levine,What Works Working Group
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 0763746207
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 172
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Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved consists of 20 case studies, which illustrate real life, proven, large-scale success stories in global public health. Drawing from a rich evidence base, the accessible case write-ups highlight experiences in the scale up of health technologies, the strengthening of health systems, and the use of health education and policy change to achieve impressive reductions in disease and disability, even in the poorest countries. An overview chapter draws attention to the factors that contributed to each of the successes. Discussion questions help to bring out the main points and provide a point of departure for independent student research. Useful as a stand-alone text or as a complement to Essentials of Global Health, this book provides readers with a clear and inspiring picture of how global public health efforts have made a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Bioethics and Vulnerability

Bioethics and Vulnerability

A Latin American View

  • Author: Florencia Luna
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9042020733
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 177
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This book presents some of the challenges bioethics in Latin America faces today. It considers them through the lenses of vulnerable populations, those incapable of protecting their own interests, such as the illiterate, women in societies disrespectful of their reproductive rights, and research subjects in contexts where resources are scarce.

Race, Place, and Medicine

Race, Place, and Medicine

The Idea of the Tropics in Nineteenth-Century Brazil

  • Author: Julyan G. Peard
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822323976
  • Category: History
  • Page: 315
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DIVLooks at a group of 19th century Brazilian doctors, the Bahian Tropicalista School, and their efforts to both counter European assumptions about Brazilian racial and cultural inferiority and doomed health and to forge their own definition of tropical medi/div