Cortiços e epidemias na Corte Imperial, São Paulo. SIDNEY CHALHOUB: Companhia das Letras, 1996.

Joel Outtes


This volume is an updated version of the author's Tese de Livre Docência (a thesis after the Ph.D. which is required in certain Brazilian universities for promotion) submitted to his university (Universidade Estadual de Campinas-UNICAMP), one of the most prestigious in Brazil. The book is a social history of medicine, concentrating on diseases such as smallpox and yellow fever in Rio de Janeiro, although tuberculosis is also discussed and some degree of comparison is made with other places and times.

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