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List of Papers (Total 65)

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Hidroterapia e empreendedorismo médico: o "feitiço hídrico

Between 1886 and 1893, the doctor and hygienist Ricardo Jorge was linked to a commercial and medical project on the waters of Gerês. Known for many centuries and used for therapeutic purposes, they were administered on an empirical basis. When new chemical analyses were first published, the empirical properties of these waters took on a new role in hydrotherapy based on their...

Medical discourse and municipal policy on prostitution: Palma 1862-1900

During the 19th century, prostitution aroused strong emotions in most European cities. Palma de Mallorca was no exception and, in common with many Spanish cities at that time, regulated this activity. The objectives of this paper are to analyze the Mallorcan medical discourse on syphilis, evaluate the concept of venereal disease as social stigma and, finally, examine municipal...

"Por el orden de Celso": aspectos de la influencia del De medicina en la cirugía europea del Renacimiento

En el presente artículo estudiamos algunos de los aspectos más destacados de la recepción del De medicina de Cornelio Celso en la literatura y en la práctica quirúrgica del Renacimiento. Nuestro estudio se centra sobre todo en dos ámbitos: el socioprofesional, con la defensa por parte de los cirujanos de la dignidad de su disciplina, y el relativo a la recepción de las doctrinas...

Health policy in interwar Greece: the intervention by the League of Nations Health Organisation

The first serious attempts to deal with public health problems in Greece were undertaken between 1925 and 1935. This period also witnessed setbacks to developments in public health, caused by the lack of welfare infrastructure for social relief, as well as extensive health problems brought about by the settlement in Greece of 1,300,000 refugees from Asia Minor. In 1928 following...

From prophylaxis to atomic cocktail: Circulation of radioiodine

This paper is a history of iodine. To trace the trajectory of this element, goiter is used as a guideline for the articulation of a historical account, as a representation of thyroid disorders and of the spaces of knowledge and practices related to iodine. iodine's journey from goiter treatment and prophylaxis in the late interwar period took on a new course after WWII by...

Radioisotopes "economy of promises": On the limits of biomedicine in public legitimization of nuclear activities

This paper aims to examine the rise and the fall of biomedicine in the public legitimization of the development of nuclear energy. Until the late 1950s, biological and medical applications of radioisotopes were presented as the most important successes of the peaceful uses of atomic energy. I will argue that despite the major financial investment, the development of the uses of...

Isotope research before Isotopy: George Hevesy's early radioactivity research in the Hungarian context

This paper presents a framework for the study of George Hevesy's research in the 1910s by distinguishing two styles of radioactivity research: the analytical (as practices in Manchester and Vienna in some extent) and the natural historical styles (as practiced in Hungary). Georg Hevesy's approach combined the two types. Indeed, by studying Hevesy's research in context, I show...

Regeneracionismo, sanidad y discurso racial: Felipe Ovilo Canales y la confluencia entre España y Marruecos a finales del siglo XIX

El médico militar Felipe Ovilo Canales fue una figura destacada y representativa de los proyectos coloniales españoles en Marruecos durante la Restauración. A diferencia de las iniciativas de otros países europeos, dichos proyectos se orientaron a impulsar y controlar el proceso de reformas del Estado marroquí. En este trabajo se analizará cómo, en el plano de las ideas políticas...

Laboratory medicine and the identity change of veterinary medicine in Spain at the turn of the twentieth century

This paper analyses the impact of laboratory medicine on veterinary medicine in Spain at the turn of the twentieth century. It is considered from a perspective that places the laboratory at the centre of a strategy for introducing the ideal of progress into veterinary medicine at a sensitive moment in its history. In the adverse context created by the steady replacement of horses...