História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos
On-line version ISSN 1678-4758
LOSSIO, Jorge. British medicine in the Peruvian Andes: the travels of Archibald Smith M.D. (1820-1870). Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2006, vol.13, n.4, pp. 833-850. ISSN 1678-4758. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702006000400003.
This article traces the travels of the Scottish physician Archibald Smith through the Peruvian Andes between the 1820s and 1860s. Despite his prominent role in the nineteenth-century Peruvian medical scene, almost nothing has been written on Archibald Smith. By exploring Smith's medical activities, publications, and debates, this article intends to uncover unexplored areas of Peruvian medical history, such as the animosity between local and foreign physicians during the post-Independence war era and the important role played by medical geography as a scientific discipline for redefining ethnical and regional issues.
Keywords : Archibald Smith; medical geography; climatology; altitude medicine; yellow fever.