La Campaña Nacional Contra el Cáncer en México

Ana María Carrillo (UNAM) estudia los primeros esfuerzos organizados en México para combatir al cáncer. HCSM vol. 17, jul. 2010.

Art in mental health care

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Railroads and tropical medicine in Brazil

This paper by Jaime Benchimol and André Felipe Cândido da Silva, our former and current science editors, shows how railways supported the development of tropical medicine in the First Republic.

The medical-scientific project of Nise da Silveira

When electroshock and insulin therapies were still the norm, she was a singular voice advocating for a kinder approach to mental health.