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NUNES, Everardo Duarte. On the history of public health: ideas and authors. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2000, vol.5, n.2, pp.251-264. ISSN 1678-4561.

The aim of this report is to outline a first approach on the studies dealing with public history in Brazil. This presentation does not intend to embrace all the literature on this subject, either regarding diseases or institutions. Reports were limited to those emphasizing historical periods and presenting a general view of the public health development. After considering the installation of Brazilian social medicine project - from colonial periods to the first decades of nineteenth century - we analyzed studies comprising the public health history from 1870-1930. The period from 1889-1930, also known as Old Republic, with very specific characteristics in Brazilian socioeconomic and public history, has been stressed.

Keywords : Social Medicine; Public Health, History; Historical Studies; Brazil; XIX-XX Centuries.

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