Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
CAPONI, Sandra. From miasmas to microorganisms: hygienic lower-class housing. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2002, vol.18, n.6, pp. 1665-1674. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2002000600021.
By analyzing the influence of early Pasteurian thought on health discourse and practice, this paper discusses the thesis postulating an opposition between pre- and post- Pasteurian hygiene. Focusing on an analysis of the sanitary strategies to control lower-class housing that were proposed by Argentine and Brazilian hygienists, the author identifies the breaks and continuities between classical hygiene and hygiene reorganized by microbiology.
Keywords : Sanitary Profiles; Miasm; Hygiene.