HCSM features a dossier on the Red Cross’ work

August 2016

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Artwork by Fernando Vasconcelos, based on a drawing by Camilo Delhom for a commemorative stamp in honor of the Red Cross issued by Spain (1938).

A paper about the work of the Brazilian anthropologist Edgard Roquette-Pinto and his participation in the international debate that involved the field of physical anthropology and  miscegenation in the beginning of the twentieth century opens the latest issue of HCS- Manguinhos, fully available in Scielo.

This issue features 16 articles on topics such as medicalization and homeopathy in Latin America; the policy decision-making process for sanitation in Brazil; the work of  Sérgio Buarque de Holanda and the contemporary environmental history debate; and the story  of an ancient topographic compass on display at a science museum in Rio de Janeiro.

It also presents the dossier Humanitarism, War and Technological Innovation in Spain, with articles exploring the role of the Red Cross. This dossier analyses the production and circulation of technological innovations designed to alleviate the suffering of victims of war and other catastrophes.

The articles of the dossier cover topics such as: the repatriation of soldiers of colonial wars; the development of medical science in Spain between 1896 and 1950; scientific communication and technological innovation in the first Red Cross, from 1863 to  1876; and the role of the Spanish Red Cross in Morocco.

Read the new issue of HCS-Manguinhos (vol.23 no.3 Rio de Janeiro July/Sept. 2016).


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