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Afranio Peixoto, medical expertise and manufacture of the multiple body in Brazil

José Gonçalves Gondra About the author


The limits and possibilities of intervention on the bodies (and population) constitute a debate that has mobilized agents, knowledge and diverse institutions. In this case, I focused this issue within the medical order, highlighting its crossings with the field of education. In order to do so, I have analyzed aspects of this problem, to give a view of an indoctrination strategy and how the problem of the body is represented in a manual used in medical training. This exercise makes it possible to understand a device that rationalizes and legitimizes certain procedures about life and bodies.

Educated body; Hygiene and physical education; Afranio Peixoto

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