Medicine and nation building in the Americas, 1890-1940 / José Amador.

  • Amador, José, 1970-
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About this work


"Health of Empire is a transnational history of public health and intellectual thought following the U.S. imperial expansion of 1898. José Amador shows that physicians and intellectuals in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, and not just itinerant American health officials, defined the political and cultural terms of public health campaigns"-- Provided by publisher.


Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2015]

Physical description

ix, 219 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Awards note

Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Prize


Cautionary tales : narratives of disease, danger, and possibility -- Beyond yellow fever eradication : nation and racial gatekeeping in cuba -- The pursuit of health : colonialism and hookworm eradication in Puerto Rico -- Converging missions : public health bandeiras and rockefeller philanthropy in Brazil -- A turn to culture : public health legacies and transnational academic circuits.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-210) and index.


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    Open shelves

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