FRAGMENTS OF THE HISTORY OF HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH. YELLOW FEVER IN THE XIX CENTURY IN CAMPINAS, BRAZIL

  • Cristina Brandt Friedrich Martin Gurgel
  • Mayra Bizari Silvestre
  • Davi Fernando Teixeira
  • Michelle Romão
Keywords: History of Medicine, epidemics, yellow fever, public health

Abstract

Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes and is also a long standing national public health problem. This article aims to discover its etiological theories throughout history, the origins of the disease in Brazil, the attempts to combat it and, as an example, the impact of epidemics in the city of Campinas – SP at the end of the nineteenth century. We discuss the changes in the sanitary and hygienic framework promoted by the scientific community and society at large.

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Published
16-07-2014
How to Cite
Martin Gurgel, C. B. F., Silvestre, M. B., Teixeira, D. F., & Romão, M. (2014). FRAGMENTS OF THE HISTORY OF HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH. YELLOW FEVER IN THE XIX CENTURY IN CAMPINAS, BRAZIL. Revista De Patologia Tropical / Journal of Tropical Pathology, 43(2), 111-120. https://doi.org/10.5216/rpt.v43i2.31109
Section
HISTÓRIA