This site represents an archive of the site Cultures of Health - A Historical Anthology, which was active from 2007 - 2010, based out of the Department of History at the University of Windsor. The files here have been reconstituted from a rescued hard drive after the original server failed. Consequently, there are some minor anomalies in the character sets, particularly in punctuation marks. As well, authorship of some posts is missing, and some images and photographs are missing. Nonetheless, we preserve this as a record of the project.
Amid the sanitary optimism and the biomedical discoveries of the post-World War II era, public health policies in Brazil in the 1950s were strongly marked by actions to control and eradicate diseases of the countryside. In 1956, President Juscelino Kubitschek (JK), to defend the importance of combating so-called rural endemic diseases — which he called [...]
Explore a new History of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean database of primary sources with introductory essays, including indigenous medicine, science and slavery, botany and agriculture
Son las cinco de la mañana, y ya en el puerto de Buenos Aires aparecen los primeros barcos en el horizonte. En la explanada del Vapor Indiana, se aprestan a descender los cientos de esperanzados y exhaustos genoveses, marselleses, napolitanos, andaluces y tantos más que llegan por primera vez a América …
Grow, infant, and be nourished! The University College London-World Health Organization Global Health Histories seminars continue with a talk on Wednesday February 2 by Professor Lawrence Weaver of Royal Sick Kids in Glasgow who will argue that the WHO infant growth standard should not alone be regarded as an ideal growth trajectory for all babies. [...]
Take a trip into the creative world of the modern med student: The Hippo, a wonderful online magazine of medical humanities art, essay, humour and vignette produced by students in the University of Michigan medical school