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ANDRADE, Rômulo de Paula. “A Forest Full of Viruses!” Science and Development in the Frontiers of the Brazilian Amazon. Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.82, pp.19-42.  Epub Dec 09, 2019. ISSN 0102-0188.

From an extensive database of primary and secondary sources, deposited in several institutions, this article aims to establish a panorama of the actions taken to foster science and health in the Brazilian Amazon during the so-called Age Of Development (the 1950s and 60s). Researchers and institutions present in the region during the period looking to form the intended connections between science and governmental actions is the focal point of this article. Especial emphasis is put on “Laboratório de Vírus de Belém” (Belém Virus Laboratory) which was a member of a global virology research program led by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Keywords : History of the Amazon; History of development; History of virology.

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