Public Health and Medicine in the History of Latin America, 1870s-1950s

Public Health and Medicine in the History of Latin America, 1870s-1950s

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Claudia Agostoni, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Convenor: 
Eduardo Posada-Carbo
Series: 
Latin American History Seminar

Claudia Agostoni is a full-time researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Her principal fields of interest are the social history of health and medicine in Mexico during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her most recent book is Médicos, campañas y vacunas. La viruela y la cultura de su prevención en México, 1870-1952 (México, UNAM- Instituto Mora, 2016). She is also the author of Monuments of Progress. Modernization and Public Health in Mexico City, 1876-1910. (University of Calgary Press, 2003), Las estadísticas de salud en México. Ideas, actores e instituciones, 1810-2010 (México, UNAM - Secretaría de Salud, 2010), and has edited – among others - the following books: Los miedos en la historia (El Colegio de México – UNAM, 2009) and Curar, sanar y educar. Enfermedad y sociedad en México, siglos XIX y XX (UNAM – BUAP, 2008). She is currently working on the social history of tuberculosis in Mexico City between 1920 and 1960.