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Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva

Print version ISSN 0103-7331On-line version ISSN 1809-4481

Abstract

SCLIAR, Moacyr. History of the concept of health. Physis [online]. 2007, vol.17, n.1, pp.29-41. ISSN 0103-7331.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73312007000100003.

The concepts of health and disease are analyzed in their historical evolution and in their relation with the cultural, social, political and economic contexts, highlighting the evolution of ideas in this field of human experience.

Keywords : Health; disease; culture; history.

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