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Civilizing Argentina : science, medicine, and the modern state

Author: Julia Rodríguez
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After a promising start as a prosperous and liberal democratic nation at the end of the nineteenth century, Argentina descended into instability and crisis. This book demonstrates that Argentina's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rodríguez, Julia, 1967-
Civilizing Argentina.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2006
(OCoLC)653399088
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Rodríguez
ISBN: 0807829978 9780807829974 080785669X 9780807856697
OCLC Number: 61204408
Description: xii, 306 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., 1 map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Barbarism and the civilizing sciences --
The rise of the social pathologists : merging science and the state --
A national science to investigate the "abnormal individual" --
Defects of organic constitution : degeneration of the nation's "Germ Plasm" --
Women confined to save the future nation : home and houses of deposit --
Men on the street : a threat to "our industrial and social organization" --
Places of regeneration : prison and asylum as "medicine for the soul" --
Public hygiene against foreign contagion and "sanitary anarchy" --
To "formulate a new race, the Argentine race," for democracy and civic regeneration --
"Fully attacking the source of moral infection" : purging the nation of incurables.
Responsibility: Julia Rodríguez.
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