Article ID: CBB937159432

Physiology Studies and Scientific Exchange in the Anthropology Laboratory of the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro (1910s–1920s) (2019)


The main purpose of this study is the scientific practice of Edgard Roquette-Pinto at the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro during the 1910’s and 1920’s in the XXth Century. The article examines the relationship between laboratory science and nation building. Driven by Physicians-Anthropologists like Edgard Roquette-Pinto among others, the investigations performed at the Anthropology Laboratory there reveal the dynamic of the borders between Laboratory and Field Sciences, and the new biological parameters adopted at that time. The investigative agenda involved plants, animals and human bodies, and it was related to the current Anthropology concept aligned with the debate of Nation construction. The physiological studies amplified the scientific exchange with different institutions, emphasizing cultural exchange between Brazil and Paraguay, and the role played by Edgard Roquette-Pinto there as he inaugurated the Physiological course at Faculty of Medicine at University of Asunción.

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Authors & Contributors
Parezo, Nancy J.
Jonsson, Hjorleifur R
Isaac, Gwyneira L.
de Bont, Raf
Larson, Frances
Gosden, Chris
History and Anthropology
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Journal of the History of Biology
Saber y Tiempo: Revista de Historia de la Ciencia
Oxford University Press
Manchester University Press
University of Akron Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Arizona State University
Science and culture
Rutot, Aimé
Negrín López, Juan
Ochoa, Severo
Fernández, Miguel
Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
Skinner, Henry Devenish
Great Britain
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
New Zealand
20th century, early
19th century
18th century
21st century
20th century
Pitt Rivers Museum (University of Oxford)
Oxford University
Junta para Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (Great Britain)
Museu Nacional (Brazil)
Museo de La Plata (Argentina)

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