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Humanidades Médicas

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Abstract

MARTINEZ ACUNA, Manuel; TORRES ALFONSO, Miguel Ángel; GELPI LEYVA, Ana María  and  DAVILA RODRIGUEZ, Ildre. Medicine development in Cuba between the centuries XVI and XVII. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2004, vol.4, n.3. ISSN 1727-8120.

This work contains a summary of the History of the Medicine in Cuba during the XVI and XVII centuries; it characterizes the hygienic-sanitary conditions in the island as well as the role of the professionals in the field of medicine during the beginnings of the colonial times in the country The work also gathers information about the first health centers in the island and the most frequent diseases which caused fatal outcomes. The work is based on a bibliography study, and that is why its information has been taken from different documents, magazines, books and in the INFOMED net. Sometimes authors do not share the same viewpoints; other times original documents were not found. Hence, it is necessary to continue researching on the subject matter

Keywords : HISTORY OF MEDICINE; CUBA; XVI Y XVII C.

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