Art in mental health care

This paper explores the experience of art at the Juliano Moreira Colony in the 1950s.

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Against the global trend

Fiocruz researchers argue that tobacco consumption in Brazil goes in the opposite direction to global trend, which is the migration of the problem of tobacco from the developed countries to low income regions.

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HIV/AIDS, its stigma and history

Our science editors André Felipe Cândido da Silva and Marcos Cueto discuss the HIV prevention policy adopted in Brazil since December 2017: the pre-exposure prophylaxis.

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Biblioteca digital de la medicina tradicional mexicana

Información relacionada con plantas y prácticas medicinales de los pueblos indígenas de México, así como testimonios de terapeutas tradicionales.

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Recent Posts

Infectious disease and federalism in early twentieth-century Brazil

In the current issue of of HCSM vol.25 no.2 Rio de Janeiro Apr./June 2018, Eve Buckley, Associate Professor at the University of Delaware reviews the book.

Cancer in Ceará: from philanthropy to public health agenda

It addresses the shaping of cancer as a relevant medical and social problem in the Brazilian state of Ceará from 1940 to 1954.

The Franco-German influence in Latin America

In 1921, the German Chimica Industrial Bayer begun to operate in Brazil producing drugs locally. See the research note by Magali Romero Sá, Jaime L. Benchimol, Simone Kropf and Larissa Viana and André Felipe Cândido da Silva.

“The rise of smoking in the Global South constitutes a health crisis of enormous proportions.”

In this interview to our blog, Professor of the History of Medicine at Harvard University Allan M. Brandt said that the cigarette remains today the most deadly, legal product sold around the world.

La tutela estatal de la madre y el niño en la Argentina

Este artículo se centra en la trama de relaciones que se constituye en torno a la Dirección de Maternidad de Infancia entre 1936-1955.

Fellowships in the history of medicine for Brazilian researchers

The Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine offers fellowships for researchers interested in the rare books and manuscript collections of its member institutions in the U.S., Canada and UK. Deadline for applications: June 16, 2018.