Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
FONSECA, Cristina M. Oliveira. Working in public health in the Brazilian hinterland: memories of a generation of sanitarians (1930-1970). Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2000, vol.5, n.2, pp.393-411. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232000000200012.
In this work we introduce some small pieces of interviews made with physicians who had acted in diverse Brazilian institutions of public health, mainly in the period between 1930-1970. In these interviews we can find the descriptions of different forms of control and combat of a number of illnesses, the organizational formats of the existing institutions, and the conceptions that guided those professionals. The stories highlight in particular the presence of those professionals in different regions of the country.
Keywords : History; Public Health; Sanitarians.