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Almanack

On-line version ISSN 2236-4633

Abstract

FRANCO, Sebastião Pimentel. Panic and terror: the presence of cholera in the Province of Espírito Santo (1855-1856). Almanack [online]. 2014, n.7, pp.117-136. ISSN 2236-4633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2236-463320140708.

This is an investigation about how, in a certain period of the History of Medicine in Espírito Santo, different actors (legislators, administrators, doctors, healers and the general public) dealt with the surge of epidemics, by verifying the changes and continuities, the attitudes and responses that diseases, particularly cholera, have generated. When conducting an investigation in the light of the new History of Medicine, it seeks to show the social, political, economic and cultural human groups from the occurrence of individual or collective sickness. The sources used were official documents (administrative mail, resolutions, petitions, legal requests, government reports) and printed media.

Keywords : History of Health; Espírito Santo; 19th century; Cholera.

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