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Almanack

On-line version ISSN 2236-4633

Abstract

PIMENTA, Tânia Salgado. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS IN THE EARLY DECADES OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY IN BRAZIL. Almanack [online]. 2019, n.22, pp.88-119.  Epub Sep 16, 2019. ISSN 2236-4633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2236-463320192204.

The Fisicatura-mor (1808-1828) was the government body responsible for regulating the healing arts and licensing practitioners in early nineteenth-century Brazil. An analysis of its case files sheds light on the medical practice and profiles of physicians and surgeons in Rio de Janeiro and other cities where the Fisicatura-mor maintained a presence. Based primarily on these records, the article explores such matters as relations between surgeons authorized to practice internal medicine and physicians, the knowledge required to obtain a license, appointments to offices within the Fisicatura-mor, practitioners’ geographic mobility, and how they charged and collected for services rendered.

Keywords : healing arts; physicians; surgeons; Fisicatura-mor; 19th century.

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