SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.12 issue1Scientific research in the biosciences in São Paulo: beyond institutionsRevisiting the Spanish flu: the 1918 influenza pandemic in Rio de Janeiro author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos

Print version ISSN 0104-5970On-line version ISSN 1678-4758


SOUZA, Christiane Maria Cruz de. The Spanish flu in Salvador, 1918: city of alleys and tenements. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2005, vol.12, n.1, pp.71-99. ISSN 1678-4758.

The article investigates the Spanish flu epidemic that hit the city of Salvador and the state of Bahia, reaching its height between September and December of 1918. The local press is a primary source in this analysis of power politics, sanitary conditions in the state capital, some economic issues, the material conditions for survival in Salvador, and the fragility of public health and assistance policies - all features of a complex, unequal society made visible by the epidemic.

Keywords : Spanish flu; epidemics; policy; Bahia.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License