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MENEGHEL, Stela N.; ABBEG, Claídes  and  BASTOS, Ronaldo. "The living are always, and more and more, governed by the dead": study on the inequalities in dying. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2003, vol.10, n.2, pp.683-702. ISSN 0104-5970.

The present article consists of an exploratory investigation that took place in the cemetery of the city of Porto Alegre in a field trip for the course Epidemiology and Society of the post-graduation program in Collective Health at Universidade Luterana do Brasil in the first term of 1999. The visit to the cemetery aimed at observing differences related to death in Porto Alegre Cemitério da Santa Casa da Misericórdia. The analyzed categories were children's deaths, violent deaths, epidemiological characteristics - gender, professional activity, education - and financial status, including anonymous deaths. The objective of the investigation is to integrate historical, artistic and literary aspects to better understand health and disease among the population and expand the sanitary profile we have of it.

Keywords : unequal deaths; cemetery art; health [disease process].

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