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Almanack

On-line version ISSN 2236-4633

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FRANCO, Sebastião Pimentel  and  NOGUEIRA, André Luís Lima. ILLEGAL THERAPIES AND REPRESSION IN 19TH CENTURY ESPÍRITO SANTO: THE CASES OF TREM AND OLEGÁRIO. Almanack [online]. 2019, n.22, pp.279-312.  Epub Sep 16, 2019. ISSN 2236-4633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2236-463320192208.

This article seeks to discuss the illegal therapeutic practices of two healers who worked in the state of Espírito Santo in the 19th century: Trem and Olegário dos Santos. The criminal proceedings that present the repression to their practices will be analyzed considering some key points: the way official medicine’s coercion mechanisms functioned during the final years of the Empire of Brazil and at the beginning of the Republic; we will also consider what sort of therapeutic practices (analyzed considering a morphological perspective) and what cultural matrices can be identified in the healers’ actions, as well as what kinds of sociability relations lie behind their therapy practices.

Keywords : therapy practices; Imperial medicine; Espírito Santo; 19th century.

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