Article ID: CBB001420572

De miasmas a mosquitos: el pensamiento médico sobre la fiebre amarilla en Yucatán, 1890--1920 (2012)

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Yellow fever has been a public health concern since colonial days because of its frequent epidemics and high mortality rate. This analysis of medical thought about "the black vomit" in the Yucatan and the evolution of this thinking from 1890 through 1921 first addresses some of the disease's antecedents and preponderant ideas prior to 1881 as well as Carlos Finlay's efforts to convince the medical community that his theory was right. The article goes on to analyze the co-existence of miasmatic and bacterial ideas and to show how medical initiatives began focusing on eradication of the mosquito transmitter once Finlay's postulates had been demonstrated.

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Authors & Contributors
Gaudillière, Jean-Paul
Löwy, Illana
Espinosa, Mariola
Mendelsohn, J. Andrew
Brown, JoAnne
Creager, Angela N. H.
Journals
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
Korean Journal of Medical History
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Publishers
Routledge
Prometheus Books
University of Chicago Press
Ohio University Press
Georgetown University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Concepts
Public health
Disease and diseases
Epidemics
Infectious diseases
Epidemiology
Yellow fever
People
Rush, Benjamin
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
18th century
21st century
Places
Mexico
United States
Cuba
Spain
Valencia (Spain)
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
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