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The emergence of tropical medicine in Portugal : the School of Tropical Medicine and the Colonial Hospital of Lisbon (1902-1935)
Amaral, Isabel

Data: 2008
Resum: The School of Tropical Medicine was founded in 1902 along with the Colonial Hospital of Lisbon. The Portuguese government recognized the importance of colonising the tropics and therefore supported the creation of a specific locus of medical training that would prove to be crucial to the clinical and experimental study of tropical diseases. This paper examines the importance of such institutions for the emergence of a new scientific area of research while also functioning as a consolidation factor for the Third Portuguese Colonial Empire. The creation of a new concept of medical practice with respect to tropical diseases characterizes a specific aspect of colonization: it underlies and drives the discourse of colonization itself. Consultation of data collected by the Portuguese Tropical School and the Colonial Hospital during the period between 1902 and 1935, the starting point of the present study, seeks to shed light on the ongoing debate concerning the history of tropical medicine within European colonial discourse.
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Llengua: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Matèria: Història de la medicina tropical ; Historia de la medicina tropical ; Medicina tropical portuguesa ; Escuela de Medicina Tropical de Lisboa ; Hospital Colonial de Lisboa ; History of Tropical Medicine ; Portuguese Tropical Medicine ; Lisbon School of Tropical Medicine ; Colonial Hospital of Lisbon
Publicat a: Dynamis : Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque. Historiam Illustrandam, V. 28 (2008) p. 301-328, ISSN 0211-9536

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DOI: 10.4321/S0211-95362008000100013

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