Article ID: CBB000009370

The interplay between socio-economic factors and medical science: Yellow fever research, Cuba, and the United States (1978)


Description “This paper examines the reasons for the lag of almost 20 years between the publication in 1881 of the Cuban physician Carlos J. Finlay's substantially correct theory of the mosquitoe transmission of yellow fever, and its eventual confirmation by the U.S. Reed Board in 1900. The main thesis is that political and economic factors were more important in the lag than any supposed shortcomings in Finlay's science.”

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Authors & Contributors
Ellis, John H.
Lopez Sanchez, José
Coleman, William O.
Smith, C. E. Gordon
Gibson, Mary Eckenrode
Pruna, Pedro M.
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Clio Medica
Indian Journal of History of Science
Medical History
Explorations in Economic History
North Carolina Historical Review
Louisiana State University Press
University of Wisconsin Press
University Press of Kentucky
Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Prometheus Books
University of Alabama Press
Yellow fever
Public health
Disease and diseases
Infectious diseases
Finlay, Carlos Juan
Lee, Samuel H. P.
North America: United States; Canada
United States
British Isles
Latin America
New Orleans (Louisiana, U.S.)
19th century
18th century
20th century

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