Syphilis in ancient Peru

This paper examines the dissertation ‘La antigüedad de la sífilis en el antíguo Peru’, written by Julio Tello in 1909 and argues that it can be read as a thesis on medical anthropology.

Representaciones sobre la fiebre amarilla y el cólera

Los sentidos y actitudes que se asociaban con las epidemias que la ciudad de Buenos Aires atravesó entre 1867 y 1871.

Migrants and refugees in HCSM

We selected papers and interviews that explore the relation between migration and health. World Refugee Day, 20 June – the United Nations.

Convocatoria número temático: Historia y salud

El objetivo de este número es reunir trabajos originales que, desde una perspectiva histórica, analicen cuestiones vinculadas a temáticas sociosanitarias en América Latina durante los siglos XIX y XX.

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.

Current issue online!

Readers will find articles that explore different aspects of disease: stigmatization, medical discourse and the role of media.

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.

Historia y método en el siglo XX

June 2018 El libro “Historia y método en el siglo XX”, publicado en 2017, reúne ocho contribuciones en las que se analiza la forma en la que las distintas corrientes históricas y filosóficas moldearon el quehacer de los historiadores en el siglo pasado y contribuyeron a definir la validez del conocimiento histórico y su lugar en el conjunto de...

Social Medicine Vol 11, No 3 (2018)

June 2018 Social Medicine is a bilingual, academic, open-access journal published since 2006 by the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Latin American Social Medicine Association (ALAMES).  Its current issue (Vol 11, No 3, 2018) features articles on disorders of sex development,...

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.