This study aims to analyze the role played, in care of illness, by the hospital of the Misericórdia of Caminha during the nineteenth century. Through the action of this institution and the professionals who worked on it, we will try to know the answers within the framework of existing health care in this village in northern Portugal. We also aim to highlight the peculiarities that characterized the hospital daily life of this institution, analyzing those who sought and the diseases which affected them, always intending to establish a relationship with the economic and social context that marked this village of the Alto Minho region in the 19th century.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The assistance to the disease in the alto minho of the nineteenth century: the case of the nossa senhora da visitação hospital of caminha
|Published - 31 Jul 2015