Article ID: CBB001552761

Local Health Policies under the Microscope: Consultants, Experts, International Missions and Poliomyelitis in Spain, 1950--1975 (2015)


Ballester, Rosa (Author)
Porras, María Isabel (Author)
Báguena Cervellera, María José (Author)

História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Volume: 22, no. 3
Issue: 3
Pages: 925-940

Publication Date: 2015
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Spanish. Part of a Series: Histories of Poliomyeltis

One of the main focuses of analysis of this paper concerns the missions of international health agency experts to Spain to report on the situation, the activities in the fight against physical disabilities in children and on the actions taken to cope with the problem. The Spain-23 Plan was the instrument used by WHO and other agencies to start the process of change in a country undergoing a period of transformation under the enduring Franco dictatorship. As key sources, the paper uses unpublished reports of WHO experts on the subject, which resulted from visits to the country between 1950 and 1975. The methodological approach consists of an analysis of discourses from primary sources within the historiographical framework.

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Authors & Contributors
Rodríguez Sánchez, Juan Antonio
Porras, María Isabel
Ballester, Rosa
Báguena Cervellera, María José
Bhattacharya, Sanjoy
Ballester, R.
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
History of Psychiatry
Hygiea Internationalis
World Health Organization (WHO)
University of California, Davis
Yale University
Cambridge University Press
Public health
Disease and diseases
Medicine and government
Prevention and control of disease
Medicine and politics
Salk, Jonas Edward
Palanca, José Alberto
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
20th century, early
Tanzania (Tanganyika, Zanzibar)
World Health Organization (WHO)
European Association against Poliomyelitis
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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