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CARDOSO, Maria Helena Cabral de Almeida. Production of meanings related to Down syndrome. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2003, vol.19, n.1, pp. 101-109. ISSN 0102-311X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2003000100011.

This article explores how medical and lay discourses make themselves intelligible by using figures of speech and jointly constructing a socially homogeneous idea of children with Down syndrome, based on an ethnographic study performed at the Down Syndrome Out-Patient Clinic in the José Carlos Cabral de Almeida Center for Clinical Genetics, part of the Department of Genetics at the Fernandes Figueira Institute, a Federal reference hospital for maternal and child health belonging to the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation.

Keywords : Cultural Anthropology; Metaphor; Down Syndrome.

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