Gênese e institucionalização do Dispensário de Higiene Social de Viana do Castelo (1934-1960)

Translated title of the contribution: The beginning and institutionalization of the Social Hygiene Dispensary in Viana do Castelo (1934-1960)

Alexandra Patrícia Esteves*

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Abstract

The establishment and activities developed by the Social Hygiene Dispensary in Viana do Castelo, a village in northern Portugal, between 1934 and the 1960s are analyzed. Dispensaries had an essentially prophylatic function to hinder the dissemination of illnesses that would easily become epidemics. The dispensary of Viana do Castelo combated venereal diseases, especially syphilis, and rabies. Current paper details these two fields of intervention.
Translated title of the contributionThe beginning and institutionalization of the Social Hygiene Dispensary in Viana do Castelo (1934-1960)
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)241-263
Number of pages23
JournalDiálogos
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Dispensaries
  • Syphilis
  • Rabies
  • Disease
  • Viana do Castelo
  • Portugal

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