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Chagas Disease free pdf Francois Delaporte's Chagas Disease chronicles Brazilian medicine's encounter with a disease, an insect, and a history of discovery. Between 1909 and 1911, Carlos Chagas described an infection (pathogenic trypanosome), its intermediate host, and the illness that he believed it caused, parasitic thyroiditis. Chagas's work did not lack significance: the disease that came to share his name would be one of Latin America's most serious endemic diseases. However, the clinical identification of the disease through "Romana's sign" (a palpebral edema or swelling of the eyelid) some decades later marked a transformation in the general medical knowledge of the disease and its basis altogether. Not only was the disease entity that Chagas had described shown to be a nosological illusion, but twenty-five years of scientific controversy turned out to have been based on a misunderstanding. The continued use of the term "Chagas's Disease" even after Cecilio Romana's discovery thus refers to a fundamental ambiguity. Delaporte dispels this ambiguity by re-examining the various discoveries, dead ends, controversies, and major epistemological transformations that marked the history of the disease--a history that begins with the creation of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro and ends in the forests of Santa Fe in northern Argentina. Delaporte's study shows how an epistemological focus can add depth to the history of medicine and complexity to accounts of scientific discovery.

About Francois Delaporte

FRANCOIS DELAPORTE s Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the Universite Jules Verne de Picardie (France). Several of his books have been translated into English, including: Disease and Civilization: The Cholera in Paris, 1832- The History of Yellow Fever- Anatomy of the Passions- and Nature's Second Kingdom. He also edited A Vital Rationalist: Selected Writings of Georges Canguilhem. ARTHUR GOLDHAMMER is Senior Affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. TODD MEYERS is Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology at Wayne State University.

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Author : Francois Delaporte
Publisher : Fordham University Press
Data Published : 14 August 2012
ISBN : 0823242498
EAN : 9780823242498
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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