Highlights

Women’s reproductive health in early twentieth-century Rio de Janeiro

Cassia Roth, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, shows that elevated stillbirth and maternal mortality rates marked women’s reproductive years, despite official efforts to medicalize childbirth and increase access to clinical healthcare.

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Viewpoint

La ciencia en tiempos de neoliberalismo

Una breve entrevista con Karina Ramacciotti, Investigadora Independiente Conicet, sobre el momento actual de la ciencia en Argentina.

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News

PAHO ‘Leaders in International Health’ program now accepting applications

Professionals from countries throughout the Americas are eligible. Deadline: Feb. 15.

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Sources

The World Health Organization: A history

Coming soon! The book written by Marcos Cueto (science editor of HCSM), Theodore M. Brown (University of Rochester) and Elizabeth Fee (in memorian, National Library of Medicine) will be launched by Cambridge University Press in May 2019.

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Recent Posts

The establishment of the Manguinhos laboratory, 1894-1902

In order to understand the 1900 establishment of the Federal Serum Therapy Institute of Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, this paper analyzes the circulation of knowledge and international disputes surrounding vaccines.

Call for applications: Dissertation Workshop on Afro-Latin American Studies

Doctoral students at universities anywhere in the world are invited to submit an application to the dissertation workshop at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University.

Psychoanalysis during the Brazilian military dictatorship

The paper concludes that psychoanalysis over this period was dominated by the discourse of neutrality.

“Entre 30 y 35% de los diagnósticos son muy tardíos”

Una breve entrevista con Massimo Ghidinelli, Jefe de la Unidad de VIH de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, sobre el perfil epidemiológico actual del SIDA en América Latina y el Caribe.

Health is not a commodity

See the Brazilian Contribution (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and National Health Council) to the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, Astana, October 2018.

A referendum on Trump’s policies and leadership

Eric D. Carter, Edens Associate Professor of Geography and Global Health at Macalester College examines the midterm election results and the prominence of themes such as healthcare and immigration.