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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 [...]

History of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean database

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

Miradas enfermas: sobre tracoma e inmigración en Argentina (principios del siglo XX)

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 …

Infant nutrition and growth webinar in UCL-WHO Global Health Histories Series

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. [...]

The Hippo – University of Michigan Medical Student Magazine

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

Monstrous Births in Mexican History

Doña Pasquala Chaves, legitimate wife of Don Manuel de Aguilar, indios caciques and residents of the said town, gave birth (having started to labour at eight the night before) to a dead girl that had two heads that were perfect in every way, and between them was something like a little arm…

History of Vaccines

A great new on-line collection on the history of vaccines, with nice pictures, timelines, illustrated explanations of how vaccines work, and sundry materials for educators at all levels, courtesy of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia


Forget Lady Gaga’s passé meat dress – check out the website and blog documenting my University of Windsor colleague, Jennifer Willet’s uber-intriguing performative bioart journey into the aesthetic dimensions and possibilities of laboratory research


Conecta. Boletín de Historia de la Ciencia, la Medicina y la Tecnología, maintained by Enrique Perdiguero at the Universidad Miguel Hernandez (Spain) is now a great blog with valuable information in English and Spanish on history of medicine, health, science and technology conferences, publications, jobs and activities all over the world

WHO Global Health Histories Seminar Series for 2010

Tobacco, plague, obesity — the WHO Global Health Histories seminar series for 2010 continues this fall, including a September 29 presentation by Cultures of Health editorial board member, David Wright, on the history of mental health.


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