Slavery and disease in Brazil

It argues that tetanus disproportionately killed the enslaved population, but gradually diminished in virulenceby the second half of the 1800s.

Freud’s letter on Homosexuality

“Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation, it cannot be classified as an illness,” says the letter.

Food regulation in Brazil, 1889-1930

This paper spans the First Brazilian Republic (1889-1930) and shows that since its proclamation the issue of regulating the food trade was part of health policies.

Brazilian historiography and the environment

This paper discusses the work of the historian Sergio Buarque de Holanda, especially on how human societies and the natural environment have affected one another.

Basic sanitation in Brazil

The basic idea of this study is that public sanitation policies are strongly influenced by actors, interests, and institutions

Scientists discuss causes and solutions for Brazil’s water shortage

They criticized Brazilian authorities for inaction towards the water crisis and for lack of transparency. They also warned of the risk of social unrest.

A dark reality

Cassia Roth, from the History Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, explains the connection between state policies towards reproduction in early-twentieth-century Brazil and the current situation in women’s reproductive health.

Brazilian health reform: an historical approach

The complex and fascinating process of emergence of the Unified Health System (SUS) in Brazil in the late 80s is thoroughly examined by Paulo Henrique de Almeida Rodrigues

How did slaves in Brazil
live and die?

Thirteen original articles published in the supplement “Health and Slavery” of the journal História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos