Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
NUNES, Everardo Duarte. Margot Jefferys: the British voice of medical sociology. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp. 1907-1914. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000300025.
Margot Jefferys (1916-1999) was not only the person who introduced medical sociology into Great Britain, but also the researcher and professor who, during thirty years, exerted the most deep influence on the teaching of health social sciences either in undergraduate or especially graduate studies, since the beginning of her career, in 1953, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In addition to create a global panorama concerning the Jefferys' works, this study highlights two texts, which are situated into the field we are researching: the history of health sociology. The first one, published in 1991, discusses the relationships between epidemiology and sociology; and the second, published in 1996, discusses the field of medical sociology. Both texts are a series of considerations regarding the Jefferys' thought and the more recent questions of the field in Great Britain.
Keywords : Margot Jefferys; Medical [health sociology]; History; Social sciences in medical schools; Medical [Great Britain sociology].