Estudos Históricos (Rio de Janeiro)
Print version ISSN 0103-2186
RANGEL, Tamara and LIMA, Nísia Trindade. The federal capital in the plateaus of Goiás: medicine geography, and politics in the research and location commissions of the 1940s and 1950s. Estud. hist. (Rio J.) [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.47, pp.29-48. ISSN 0103-2186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21862011000100002.
There are several studies concerning the transfer of federal government seat in Brazil. These studies analyse different timeframes in the history of the location of capital in the Central Plateau. This article will discuss the relevance of medicine and geopolitics arguments, added to regional interests, in the committees organized in the 1940s and 1950s by the federal government that were responsible for choosing the most suitable place for setting the new political and administrative center of the country.
Keywords : Brasília; Central Plateau; Goiás; Geography; Medicine.