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Oswaldo Augusto Sant’Anna ;Ciência & Saúde Coletiva 2004, 9 2

Author: Erney Plessmann Camargo



Ciência & Saúde Coletiva ISSN: 1413-8123 Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva Brasil Plessmann Camargo, Erney; Sant’Anna, Oswaldo Augusto Institutos de pesquisa em saúde Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, vol.
9, núm.
2, abril-junio, 2004, pp.
295-302 Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Disponível em: Como citar este artigo Número completo Mais artigos Home da revista no Redalyc Sistema de Informação Científica Rede de Revistas Científicas da América Latina, Caribe , Espanha e Portugal Projeto acadêmico sem fins lucrativos desenvolvido no âmbito da iniciativa Acesso Aberto 295 ARTIGO ARTICLE Institutos de pesquisa em saúde Health research institutes Erney Plessmann Camargo 1 Oswaldo Augusto Sant’Anna 2 Abstract By the end of the 19th century, after the advances in surgical asepsis and the understanding of the role of microorganisms in the etiology of many infectious diseases, research institutes in the public health area were created worldwide with the objectives of undertaking “scientific research into the causes, prevention and treatment of disease in man and animals and to prepare and supply protective and curative materials such as vaccines and antitoxins”.
To pursue these objectives the institutes hired the best scientists from everywhere.
This was an exhilarating period for research in which discoveries proliferated.
After that, institutes got into depression and even insolvency.
Most recovered, many not.
Many are still suffering from an “identity crisis”.
In this paper we analyze the fate of the health research institutes in Brazil, the causes of their success and eventual failures and the possible ways to get out of their current difficulties. Key words Research, Microorganisms, Pathogens, Infections agents, Vaccines, Anti-sera, Butantan, Manguinhos, Scientific policy, Funding and...

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