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Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas

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AGUIAR GONZALEZ DE LA PENA, Nelson Miguel  y  BENITEZ PINON, Lourdes Matilde. Approach to the history of medicine in Cuba : The colony. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.2, pp.143-149. ISSN 1729-519X.

A literature review was carried out aining at highlighting the most important landmarks that influenced on the development of medicine in the colonial stage, from the beginning up to the first US Army intervention in 1899. A synthesis of the relevant moments of the organization of the public health in the period was made, with emphasis on the first adopted hygienic-sanitary measures and their implementation in the different phases; on the beginning of medical training and their later evolution; on the foundation of the first educational centers in the country and on the support and promotion given by economic societies and scientific institutions which offered an impulse to the development of science in general and of medicine in particular. A reference is also made to the most significant personalities at that time, who due to their for cultural and medical knowledge, their personal example and their contributions to the different specialties, constitute forced referents and paradigms of healthcare sciences in Cuba.

Palabras clave : Colony; History; Medicine; Public Health; medical personalities.

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