Science to build a country

Edited from FapespRondon FB

Cândido Rondon, head of the Strategic Telegraph Line Commission from the State of Mato Grosso to the State of Amazonas (CLTEMTA), which was to build a telegraph line between Cuiabá and Santo Antonio do Madeira (Porto Velho), in 1912. During the incursion through inland Brazil, researchers documented – also in video – the indigenous culture, and the flora and fauna. This effort helped instituting scientific research in Brazil and gave rise to indigenist policies.

Watch a video with English subtitles.

For articles in English and Portuguese about the Rondon Commission,  see:
Caser, Arthur Torres and Sá, Dominichi Miranda de. “Fear for the Sertão: malária and the Rondon Commission (1907-1915).” Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Jun 2011, vol.18, no.2, p.471-498. ISSN 0104-5970
Sá, Dominichi Miranda de, Sá, Magali Romero and Lima, Nísia Trindade. “Telegraphs and an inventory of the territory of Brazil: the scientific work of the Rondon Commission (1907-19915).” Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Set 2008, vol.15, no.3, p.779-810. ISSN 0104-5970
Aranha, Patrícia M. “Ciência, telégrafos e geografia: os engenheiros militares da Comissão Rondon, 1907-1915.” Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Mar 2013, vol.20, no.1, p.307-315. ISSN 0104-5970

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