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Revista de Saúde Pública 2007, 41 1

Autor: Ângela Pôrto



Revista de Saúde Pública ISSN: 0034-8910 Universidade de São Paulo Brasil Pôrto, Ângela Representações sociais da tuberculose: estigma e preconceito Revista de Saúde Pública, vol.
41, núm.
1, septiembre, 2007, pp.
43-49 Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Rev Saúde Pública 2007;41(Supl.
1) Ângela Pôrto Social representations of tuberculosis: stigma and prejudice ABSTRACT Social representations of tuberculosis are analyzed at the turn of the 20th century, focusing on aspects associated to feelings and contradictory manifestations awakened by the disease.
The romanticized pattern of experience of this disease was replaced by a more naturalistic vision, though the stigmas and prejudices are reinforced.
To this day it is possible to detect some aspects about the way of perceiving tuberculosis, which marked its presence in the past.
The persistence of the stigmatization of tuberculosis and of the people who suffer from it consists in a serious obstacle to the disease’s control nowadays. KEY WORDS: Tuberculosis, history.
Social medicine.
Social representation of disease.
Literature. Tuberculosis is a disease represented in ambiguous manners in different moments of history.
Until the middle of the 20th century, when the effectiveness of tuberculosis chemotherapeutic treatment was not yet a reality, the disease generated several feelings related to its recovery.
These feelings were represented in varied forms, both individually and collectively.
Tuberculosis, a deadly disease, was seen as the inevitable result of a life dedicated to the excesses.
Thus, it was not in...

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