Medicine and Public Health in Latin America

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Publication Year: 2014
Format: Paperback Language: English
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Medicine and Public Health in Latin America

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Synopsis
Despite several studies on the social, cultural, and political histories of medicine and of public health in different parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, local and national focuses still predominate, and there are few panoramic studies that analyze the overarching tendencies in the development of health in the region. This comprehensive book summarizes the social history of medicine, medical education, and public health in Latin America and places it in dialogue with the international historiographical currents in medicine and health. Ultimately, this text provides a clear, broad, and provocative synthesis of the history of Latin American medical developments while illuminating the recent challenges of global health in the region and other developing countries.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 110763301X
ISBN-13 9781107633018

Key Details
Author Marcos Cueto, Steven Palmer
Number Of Pages 318 pages
Series New Approaches to the Americas
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2014-12-22
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year 2014

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2014

Dimensions
Weight 15.2 Oz
Height 0.7 In.
Width 6 In.
Length 9 In.

Target Audience
Group College Audience

Classification Method
LCCN 2014-021789
LC Classification Number RA450.5
Dewey Decimal 362.1098
Dewey Edition 23

Reviews
“This remarkable book is the first study to weave together a detailed and sophisticated understanding of the historical transformations of medical education, public health, and medicine in Latin America from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. With a strong narrative, remarkable insights and a thorough examination of some of the most recent findings, research questions, and methodologies, Cueto and Palmer provide a lucid and novel historical reassessment of indigenous medicines, medical pluralism, national and international health agendas, disease eradication, rural health, medical innovations, and global health. Their proposal of two novel concepts, ‘culture of survival’ and ‘health in adversity’, will most definitively enable rich and useful reexaminations of the histories and realities of the flexible, dynamic, contradictory, fragmented and discontinuous public health initiatives, policies and discourses of the region. Inspiring and informative, this book will find an audience in both professional historians and the general public alike.” Claudia Agostoni, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico Advance praise: ‘This remarkable book is the first study to weave together a detailed and sophisticated understanding of the historical transformations of medical education, public health, and medicine in Latin America from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. With a strong narrative, remarkable insights and a thorough examination of some of the most recent findings, research questions, and methodologies, Cueto and Palmer provide a lucid and novel historical reassessment of indigenous medicines, medical pluralism, national and international health agendas, disease eradication, rural health, medical innovations, and global health. Their proposal of two novel concepts, ‘culture of survival’ and ‘health in adversity’, will most definitively enable rich and useful reexaminations of the histories and realities of the flexible, dynamic, contradictory, fragmented and discontinuous public health initiatives, policies and discourses of the region. Inspiring and informative, this book will find an audience in both professional historians and the general public alike.’ Claudia Agostoni, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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