Article ID: CBB001420623

A Triumphant Decline? Tetanus among Slaves and Freeborn in Brazil (2012)

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Read, Ian (Author)


História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Volume: 19, suppl. 1
Issue: suppl. 1
Pages: 107-132


Publication Date: 2012
Edition Details: Article in a supplementary issue, “Health and Slavery”
Language: English

Tetanus and other widespread endemic diseases of Brazil's early national period speak to intimate details of common life and give clues to big, vexing questions, such as why Brazil's population expanded dramatically at the turn of the twentieth century. Tetanus was for a long time one of Brazil's deadliest afflictions, especially among infants, but historians know very little about it. Using archival sources from across the Empire and early Republic, this article argues tetanus disproportionately killed the enslaved population, but gradually diminished in virulence for nearly all groups across the country by the second half of the 1800s. This decline should be attributed only partially to medical knowledge. Rather, indirect demographic and technological changes were more important factors in Brazil.

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Authors & Contributors
Gaudillière, Jean-Paul
Löwy, Illana
Worboys, Michael
Mendelsohn, J. Andrew
Brown, JoAnne
Creager, Angela N. H.
Journals
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Americas
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
Gesnerus
Medical History
Publishers
Routledge
McGill-Queen's University Press
Ohio University Press
Boydell Press
Concepts
Infectious diseases
Epidemics
Disease and diseases
Public health
Medicine
Slavery and slaves
People
Finlay, Carlos Juan
Rush, Benjamin
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
17th century
20th century, early
Places
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Great Britain
Spain
England
Denmark
Institutions
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
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