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História, Ciências, SaúdeManguinhos 2014, 21 2

Autor: Jaime L. Benchimol 334



Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal Sistema de Información Científica English version Benchimol, Jaime L. CARTA DO EDITOR História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos, vol.
21, núm.
2, abril-junio, 2014, pp.
379-380 Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos, ISSN (Printed Version): 0104-5970 Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Brasil How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage Non-Profit Academic Project, developed under the Open Acces Initiative editor’s note Dear readers, In April 2012 the first Portuguese-Brazilian Encounter on the History of Tropical Medicine was held at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, IHMT) in Lisbon under the sub-title of “Tropical medicine in national, colonial and post-colonial spaces (nineteenth and twentieth centuries).” It was timed to coincide with other events marking the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Lisbon School of Tropical Medicine (Escola de Medicina Tropical de Lisboa), precursor of the IHMT, as well as the 60th anniversary of the first National Tropical Medicine Congress held in the Portuguese capital in 1952. The 2012 meeting of Brazilian and Portuguese researchers of the history of tropical medicine and related topics – the first of its kind – was organized with the decisive support of Paulo Ferrinho and Zulmira Hartz, director and vice-director of the Lisbon institute, and the crucial participation of Isabel Amaral, from the Department of Applied Social Sciences at NOVA (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). A variety of sessions were held over the four days of event in which some key topics were discussed.
In “Tropics and medicine”, the debates revolved around the meanings attributed to tropical medicine as an object of stu...

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