Tropical disease motion pictures

January 2017

The US National Library of Medicine features an online collection of films and videos that illustrate the battle against tropical disease between 1927 and 2007 . Check it out!

The materials range from research documentaries, interviews with noted scientists, and public health education campaigns, to films shot on location in regions beset by cholera, dengue fever, and yellow fever.

Read about tropical medicine in Manguinhos:

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

Estrada Orrego, Victoria and Márquez Valderrama, Jorge. Etiología parasitaria y obstáculos epistemológicos: el caso de la malaria en Colombia.  Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Mar 2007, vol.14, no.1, p.91-118. ISSN 0104-5970

Mónica García, Claudia. Las ‘fiebres del Magdalena’:medicina y sociedad en la construcción de una noción médica colombiana, 1859-1886. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Mar 2007, vol.14, no.1, p.63-89. ISSN 0104-5970

Caponi, Sandra. Trópicos, microbios y vectoresHist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, 2002, vol.9, p.111-138. ISSN 0104-5970

Caponi, Sandra. Coordenadas epistemológicas de la medicina tropical. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Abr 2003, vol.10, no.1, p.113-149. ISSN 0104-5970

Knight, David Marcus. Travels and science in BrazilHist. cienc. saude, 2001, vol.8, p.809-822. ISSN 0104-5970

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