História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos
Print version ISSN 0104-5970
GAZE, Rosangela et al. Theses on hepatitis at the Faculdade de Medicina of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 1837-2000. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.2, pp.541-562. ISSN 0104-5970. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702012000200011.
An inventory of the theses on hepatitis of the Faculdade de Medicina of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro between 1837 and 2000 is presented. The analysis indicates the potential and limits for discussion of the evolutionary framework of scientific knowledge on these health problems in Brazil. The theories are also discussed in light of their scientific reference points and the technological and social changes that influenced them. The landmarks in medical education and knowledge about hepatitis are identified and categorized, considering that the theses reveal at the very least the state of the art on the subject. The study makes it possible to explore the foundations upon which the scientific knowledge on hepatitis were built and indicate possibilities for research in the reconstruction of scientific knowledge of other health problems.
Keywords : hepatitis; theses; history; medical teaching; Brazil.