Baniwa food myths and rituals

For the Baniwa people, in the northwestern Amazon, there is a unity of spirit between humans and animals. This article analyzes their eating myths and rites. April 19, Indian Day in Brazil

A history of anatomy

We highlight two articles published in HCS-Manguinhos on anatomy and drawing.

A statement on science and technology in Brazil

The Deliberative Council of Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) – after a meeting on April 5, 2019 – has joined other scientific institutions to express intense concern about the cuts in the Federal Budget, announced by the Brazilian Ministry of Finance on March 29.

A brief history of measles

Measles was declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, but has staged a comeback as the inoculation rate has dropped.

The sanitation issue in the public health field

Inadequate sanitation-related diseases affect vulnerable populations all over the world. This study argues thatthat sanitation remains virtually invisible in the Brazilian health sector agenda.

El viaje de El Comercio a un leprosorio en 1960

Este especial cuenta la historia de una misión de periodistas de El Comercio al leprosorio de San Pablo en la Amazonia peruana. Lea el reportaje y los artículos sobre lepra de HCS-Manguinhos.

Memoria y comisiones de la verdad

Esta edición se centra en el análisis de los trabajos de la memoria que tiene lugar en el marco de las Comisiones de la Verdad constituidas como mecanismo de confrontación y superación de regímenes violentos en América Latina, con artículos sobre los casos de Chile, Argentina, Perú, Guatemala y el Salvador.

Psychoanalysis during the Brazilian military dictatorship

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

In deep water

To celebrate the World Water Day, we selected articles about seas, oceans and rivers as subjects of history.

Tuberculosis y mundo laboral en Colombia, 1916-1946

El artículo examina la tuberculosis como enfermedad profesional y los usos de estadísticas en discursos oficiales.