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História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos
Print version ISSN 0104-5970
DOMINGUES, Heloisa Maria Bertol. Carlos Chagas Filho: an articulator of the history of sciences in Brazil. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.2, pp.637-652. Epub Apr 03, 2012. ISSN 0104-5970. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702012005000001.
A letter sent in 1982 by a group of scientists to the president of Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico appealed for a policy of preservation of Brazilian scientific culture. The name of Carlos Chagas Filho topped the list of signatures thereby proving his commitment to that proposal, the ideological structure of which was part of his experience in scientific policy in Brazil and abroad. This document harks back to the practice of the history of the sciences in Brazil and the creation of places for the safeguard and organization of scientific memory, such as the Museu de Astronomia e Ciências Afins, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz and the Sociedade Brasileira de História da Ciência, of which Carlos Chagas Filho was an inaugural member of the board of directors.
Keywords : history of the sciences; Carlos Chagas Filho (1910-2000); scientific policy; scientific heritage; Brazil.