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Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History

Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History 242 Book Reviews By Marcos Cueto and Steven Palmer (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015) (306 pages; $82.00 hardcover, $29.97 paper, $14.60 e-book) Cueto and Palmer have written several separate books researching the his - tory of Latin American public health and medicine as well as the Rockefeller Foundation and their work comes together in this book. While it includes shortened versions of those studies, this history book provides new informa - tion on the region’s medicine and public health during the Cold War on up to the beginning of the 21st century. The authors scrutinize the scientific, economic, philanthropic, and political activities taking place among the Latin American countries with manipulation and influence from the United States. While their past literature examines Rockefeller Foundation work on this con - tinent, I find the most interesting chapters start with the second half of the third chapter examining the history of the World Health Organization and continuing until the end of the book. The authors provide a notable analysis of the events influencing the region’s health and health policy including the continental push to maintain the Pan American Health Organization over the formation of the World Health Organization, the push http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History

Nursing History Review , Volume 26 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 2018

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.26.1.242
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242 Book Reviews By Marcos Cueto and Steven Palmer (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015) (306 pages; $82.00 hardcover, $29.97 paper, $14.60 e-book) Cueto and Palmer have written several separate books researching the his - tory of Latin American public health and medicine as well as the Rockefeller Foundation and their work comes together in this book. While it includes shortened versions of those studies, this history book provides new informa - tion on the region’s medicine and public health during the Cold War on up to the beginning of the 21st century. The authors scrutinize the scientific, economic, philanthropic, and political activities taking place among the Latin American countries with manipulation and influence from the United States. While their past literature examines Rockefeller Foundation work on this con - tinent, I find the most interesting chapters start with the second half of the third chapter examining the history of the World Health Organization and continuing until the end of the book. The authors provide a notable analysis of the events influencing the region’s health and health policy including the continental push to maintain the Pan American Health Organization over the formation of the World Health Organization, the push

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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