Article ID: CBB001552726

The “Culture of Survival” and International Public Health in Latin America: The Cold War and the Eradication of Diseases in the Mid-Twentieth Century (2015)


Cueto, Marcos (Author)

História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Volume: 22, no. 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 255-273

Publication Date: 2015
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Portuguese. Part of a Series: International Health/Global Health Dossier
Language: Portuguese

This article analyzes the main campaigns run by international agencies and national health bodies to eradicate infectious diseases in rural Latin America in the 1940s and 1950s. The political dimensions of the period have been studied but there has been little attention as yet to the health dimensions. This article proposes the concept of a "culture of survival" to explain the official public health problems of states with limited social policies that did not allow the exercise of citizenship. Public health, as part of this culture of survival, sought a temporary solution without confronting the social problems that led to infections and left a public health legacy in the region.

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Article Cueto, Marcos; Hochman, Gilberto (2015) Introduction. História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos (pp. 175-176). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Birn, Anne-Emanuelle
Aronowitz, Robert
Petryna, Adriana
Gillespie, James A.
Amrith, Sunil S.
Hochman, Gilberto
Social History of Medicine
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Journal of Cold War Studies
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
History and Technology
Yale University
University of Pennsylvania
The University of Arizona Press
Harvard University
International cooperation
Public health
Cold War
Disease and diseases
Oort, Jan Hendrik
Time Periods
20th century, late
19th century
20th century
21st century
18th century
United States
Latin America
Soviet Union
Great Britain
World Health Organization (WHO)
International Geophysical Year (IGY)

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