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Brazil Initiative: Bate Papo with FIOCRUZ guests: Simone Kropf and Gilberto Hochman

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
12:00 AM
2609 School of Social Work

Please join us for this two-in-one Bate Papo with guests from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Simone Kropf, “A história da cardiologia no Brasil: medicina, debate nacional e relações Brasil-Estados Unidos"

Gilberto Hochman,"Saúde e doença como uma forma de entender a história do Brasil"

About the Speakers:

Simone Petraglia Kropf is professor in the postgraduate program in the History of Science and Health at Fiocruz. Her interests include the history of biomedical sciences in the twentieth century; history of tropical medicine in Brazil (especially Chagas disease); the relationship between sciences, health and interpretations of Brazil; history of cardiology in Brazil; and the institutionalization of cardiology as a medical specialty in Brazil between 1930s and 1950s.

Gilberto Hochman is researcher and professor of History of Science and Health at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). He has published A era do saneamento: As bases da política de saúde pública no Brasil (Hucitec, 1998), Cuidar, curar, controlar (Editora Fiocruz, 2004), and Políticas públicas no Brasil (Editora Fiocruz, 2007). He coedited special issues of Ciência & Saúde Coletiva (“History of Health Workers,” 2008); “Vaccines, Immunization: Past and Future,” 2011), Canadian Bulletin of Medical History (“Latin American and International Health,” 2007), and História, Ciências, Saúde: Manguinhos (“Science, Health, and Power in Latin America and the Caribbean,” 2002; “History of International Health: Latin American Perspectives,” 2006). His current research is on the relations between health agenda and development projects in Cold War Brazil.

The Bate-Papo is a series of informal meetings of students, scholars, and invited guests to discuss issues of broad contemporary interest. Conversations will be primarily in Portuguese.

Simone Kropf and Gilberto Hochman