Article ID: CBB000933073

International Health, the Early Cold War and Latin America (2008)

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Cueto, Marcos (Author)


Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Volume: 25
Pages: 17--41


Publication Date: 2008
Edition Details: Part of a special issue: Communication, Control, and Co-operation: (Latin) American Interchanges in the History of International Health
Language: English

This article offers a panoramic vision of the development of international health in Latin America during the late 1940s and the 1950s, when a series of bilateral and multilateral institutions, such as theWorld Health Organization and UNICEF, were founded and reshaped. The language, policies, and activities of these new institutional actors were heavily influenced by the context of the early ColdWar between the era's superpowers: the United States and the oviet Union. Vertical campaigns against yaws and malaria---implemented under the leadership of Fred L. Soper, director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau---symbolized international health's technical orientation, as well as its contribution to the modernization of the countries of the region. The ColdWar period has received little attention by historians of medicine, though it bears certain similarities to historiographical discussions of the relationship between tropical medicine and imperialism in the early 20th century.

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Article Birn, Anne-Emanuelle; Hochman, Gilberto (2008) Guest Editors' Introduction: Communication, Control, and Co-operation: (Latin) American Interchanges in the History of International Health. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine (p. 7). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Cueto, Marcos
Brown, Theodore M.
Fee, Elizabeth
Iijima, Wataru
Armus, Diego C.
Campos, Andre Luiz Vieira De
Journals
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Korean Journal of Medical History
Medizinhistorisches Journal
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Journal of Economic History
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Tokyo Daigaku Shuppankai
Lugar Editorial
University of British Columbia Press
Hong Kong University Press
World Health Organization (WHO)
Concepts
Public health
Medicine and politics
Malaria
Disease and diseases
Tuberculosis
International cooperation
People
Chisholm, Brock
Palanca, José Alberto
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
21st century
Places
Brazil
United States
Latin America
Korea
Berlin (Germany)
East Asia
Institutions
World Health Organization (WHO)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
World Bank
UNICEF
Tennessee Valley Authority
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