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TEIXEIRA, Carla Costa. Interrupting routes, hygienizing people: sanitary techniques and human beings in the actions of sanitary guards and educators. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.3, pp.965-974. ISSN 1678-4561.

The main interest of this article lies in understanding the connections between managing sanitation technologies and managing people by means of so-called health education interventions towards the same purpose and aim. It analyzes the training of two categories of professionals who were of crucial importance for the actions of the Special Service of Health (1942-1960) and whose existence as such seems to express the indissoluble link between the concepts technique and human being: sanitation guards and sanitation educators. By investigating the instruction manuals and course programs, this study aims at grasping the values and ideas about the health/disease process and the relationship between the human being and the environment valid at that time, as well as at understanding the functions of the sanitation guards and educators.

Keywords : Sanitation; Sanitarian; Health education; Hygiene; Sesp; Manual.

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