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The Fight against Yaws in Brazil: Scope and Limitations of an Eradication Program

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 [...]


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History of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean database
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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

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The Hippo – University of Michigan Medical Student Magazine
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