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Enlightened Immunity: Mexico's Experiments with Disease Prevention in the Age of Reason

Paul Ramírez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503604339
eISBN:
9781503605800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604339.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

A history of epidemics and disease prevention in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Mexico, Enlightened Immunity focuses on the multiethnic and multimedia production of medical knowledge in a ... More


Introduction: Minerva’s Children

Paul Ramírez

in Enlightened Immunity: Mexico's Experiments with Disease Prevention in the Age of Reason

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503604339
eISBN:
9781503605800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604339.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction recounts the experiences of French physician Esteban Morel, who arrived in Mexico City in 1778 and immediately set about introducing inoculation among the upper classes during an ... More


Conclusion: “A New Era in the Science of Medicine”?

Thomas A. Apel

in Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797405
eISBN:
9780804799638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797405.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Conclusion suggests that the yellow fever debate revealed the untenability of scientific inquiry based on the common-sense model, which could not sustain productive debate. It also contends that ... More


Networks in Tropical Medicine: Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 1890–1930

Deborah Neill

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778138
eISBN:
9780804781053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778138.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores how European doctors and scientists worked together across borders to establish the new field of tropical medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book ... More


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