publication . Article . 2007

A challenge to Peronism's social justice : Hydatidosis in the province of Buenos Aires, 1946-1952

Adriana María Valobra;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 01 Dec 2007
  • Country: Argentina
This analysis of the sanitary policies enforced in the province of Buenos Aires by Domingo Alfredo Mercante-Juan Domingo Perón's right-hand man - focuses on one of his most fascinating efforts: the eradication of hydatidosis. In exploring an issue largely forgotten by historiography, the article describes how the Mercante administration (1946-52) used statistical, socioeconomic, and symbolic legitimization to place hydatidosis on the State agenda. The administration's strategies are also pinpointed: the passing of regulatory laws against this endemic disease; the creation of specific state anti-hydatidosis institutions; the creation of space for information and ...
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free text keywords: Historia, Buenos Aires, peronismo, Políticas Públicas, Enfermedades Parasitarias, hidatidosis, Argentina, hydatidosis, peronism, Ciencias sociales, Salud, Mercante, Public policy, Health, History and Philosophy of Science, General Medicine, lcsh:History of medicine. Medical expeditions, lcsh:R131-687, Ethnology, Socioeconomic status, Political science, Historiography, Endemic disease
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