La epidemia de gripe en Uruguay, 1918-1919

El trabajo analiza cómo se comportaron las elites médicas uruguayas ante la inminencia de una epidemia desconocida.

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Two different cultures of publication

A brief video with Staffan Müller-Wille, editor of the journal History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, about open access.

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Our journal on the 25th ICHST

The editor’s letter of our latest issue (July/Sept. 2017) highlights the strong impact of the “global turn” on the history of science.

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Imperfect Pregnancies

Ilana Löwy was guest editor of the dossier “The medicalization of Brazilian bodies”, published in HCS-Manguinhos in 2016.

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Recent Posts

The beginnings of bacteriology in Brazil

Jaime Benchimol reviews the introduction and development of Pasteurian medicine in Brazil.

Technical cooperation between Brazil and Andean countries

The paper analyzes the CIRHUS project, held between 2006 and 2010, to develop human resources in the field of health.

Freud’s letter on Homosexuality

“Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation, it cannot be classified as an illness,” says the letter.

Smallpox eradication: travel notes of a Canadian scientist in Brazil

It presents the travel notes diary of Canadian scientist Robert J. Wilson when he visited Brazil in April 1967 during the Smallpox Eradication Programme run by the WHO.

Gini’s thoughts on eugenics

Although Gini is best remembered today as a statistician and demographer, the paper argues that his interest in population statistics was entirely subordinated to his passion for eugenics.

The scientist as historian: Paulo Vanzolini and the origins of zoology in Brazil

Paulo Vanzolini was a leading Brazilian zoologist and composer. Learn more in HCS-Manguinhos.