Salud pública, imperialismo y medicina tropical en América Latina (Cuba, Brasil y Puerto Rico)

  • Patricia Palma University of California—Davis.
Keywords Medicine in Latin America, imperialism, health policies, Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico
Keywords Medicine in Latin America, imperialism, health policies, Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico

Abstract

Review of José Amador. Medicine and Nation Building in the Americas, 1890-1940.  Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2015.

Author Biography

Patricia Palma, University of California—Davis.

Patricia Palma is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin America at the University of California—Davis.  Currently, she is doing archival research for my dissertation, which focuses on the variety of healing practices and practitioners that co-existed in Peru during the process of professionalization of medicine between 1850 and 1930. Her research privileges the group of healers that emerged in this period, like Chinese herbalists, empirics, and homeopaths, and the tense interaction with those who claimed to be “professional” doctors and the only authorized to provide medical service to the population.

Published
2015-10-01
Section
Reviews: Medicine and Society