Chagas disease and tropical medicine in Brazil, 1908-1909

The disease was discovered in 1909 by the Brazilian sanitary physician Carlos Chagas at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute.

The tropics, science, and leishmaniasis

The article investigates the process of circulation of knowledge which occurred during the first decades of the twentieth century between South American researchers and Europeans.

La investigación en medicina tropical

El artículo analiza dos modelos de investigación representados por los institutos Pasteur y The London School of Tropical Medicine.

Sandra Caponi (Universidade de Santa Catarina, Brasil) investiga los argumentos, conceptos y protocolos de investigación utilizados por estas instituciones.

Call for Papers: Workshop on the History of Tropical Medicine

The workshop will take place in Lisbon. Deadline for proposals: 15th September 2017

Tropical disease motion pictures

The US National Library of Medicine features an online collection of films about the battle against tropical disease between 1927 and 2007.

Public health and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

Magali Romero Sá, Deputy Director of Research at Fiocruz, explains the main issues to be addressed in the conference “Public Health and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

“Colonies gave more than what they received in return”

Rita Pemberton explains that although the colonies were rich in natural resources, this wealth was not reflected in the population’s health or sanitary conditions.

A history of yellow fever, environment and nationalism in 19th century Florida, US

Elaine LaFay discusses how regional assessments raise questions about meanings of tropicality and cultural understandings of tropical diseases.

Workshop on tropical diseases to be webcasted live

The workshop is part of the project Policies and Practices of Public Health in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective.

Luso-Brazilian meeting on the history of tropical medicine

Tropical medicine and global health in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are the main topics of the event.