“The rise of smoking in the Global South constitutes a health crisis of enormous proportions.”

In this interview to our blog, Professor of the History of Medicine at Harvard University Allan M. Brandt said that the cigarette remains today the most deadly, legal product sold around the world.

Looking ahead to 2019: 25 years of HCSM

Our journal will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2019. In the editor’s note of our current issue, science editors André Felipe Cândido da Silva and Marcos Cueto reflected on the progress made so far and the hurdles still to be overcome.

“Thinking historically might be a good idea”

In this interview to our blog the Professor of History at the University of Virginia Christian McMillen talks about the main challenges of tuberculosis control in developing countries today.

Activism in the history of medicine

An interview with Dr Susan M. Reverby, Professor Emerita in Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College.

Zika and Aedes aegypti: new and old challenges

The current issue of HCSM (vol.24 no.4 Oct./Dec. 2017) features a debate about the zika epidemic, which came to the fore when the disease raised a series of concerns related to birth defects.

Psy cultures: psychoanalysis, subjectivity and politics

Mariano Plotkin (Conicet, Universidad Tres de Febrero) and Jane Russo (Instituto de Medicina Social UERJ) are the guest editor`s of the new suplement of HCS-Manguinhos.

The new Bundestag: refugees and health

An interview with Dr. Michael Knipper, of the University of Giessen, about Germany’s recent elections and immigration policies.

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.

The scientific and medical knowledge of the New World

An interview with Mark Thurner (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London), principal investigator of LAGLOBAL, an international network aiming to advance scholarship on knowledge practices pioneered in Latin America.

Science journals and digital innovation

A brief video with Graham Mooney, co-editor of Social History of Medicine.