Medical and scientific relations between Germany and Latin America

December 2016

The Revista Médica project: medical journals as instruments of German foreign cultural policy towards Latin America, 1920-1938, by Stefan Wulf, Department of History and Ethics of Medicine/ University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

After the First World War, foreign cultural policy became one of the few fields in which Germany could act with relative freedom from the restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles. In this context the Hamburg doctors Ludolph Brauer, Bernhard Nocht and Peter Mühlens created the Revista Médica de Hamburgo, a monthly medical journal in Spanish (and occasionally in Portuguese), to increase German influence especially in Latin American countries.

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Bernhard Nocht in the 1920s. Archives of Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany.

Related articles:

Dossier Brazil – Germany: Medical and scientific relations. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos vol.20 no.1 Rio de Janeiro Jan./Mar. 2013

Rinke, Stefan. Alemanha e Brasil, 1870-1945: uma relação entre espaços. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Mar 2014, vol.21, no.1, p.299-316. ISSN 0104-5970

Kropf, Simone Petraglia and Sá, Magali Romero. The discovery of Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas disease (1908-1909): tropical medicine in Brazil. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, July 2009, vol.16, suppl.1, p.13-34. ISSN 0104-5970

Benchimol, Jaime L. and Sá, Magali Romero. Adolpho Lutz and controversies over the transmission of leprosy by mosquitoes. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, 2003, vol.10, suppl.1, p.49-93. ISSN 0104-5970




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