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Title Civilizing Argentina : science, medicine, and the modern state / Julia Rodriguez.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, 1 map
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-302) and index.
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Subject Argentina -- Civilization -- 19th century.
Argentina -- History -- 1860-1910.
Argentina -- Civilization -- Philosophy.
Argentina -- Social policy.
Science and state -- Argentina -- History.
Science and civilization.
Eugenics -- Argentina -- History.
Social control -- Argentina -- History.
National Health Programs -- history.
Civilization -- history.
Health Policy -- history.
Social Conditions -- history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Geschichte 1990-2006
Genre History.
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.
Summary Rodriguez analyzes the powerful alliance between medicine, science, and the state in Argentina between 1880 and 1914, resulting in a political culture based on a medical model of defining social problems such as poverty, vagrancy, crime, and street violence as illnesses to be treated through programs of social hygiene. She argues that these policies led to the destruction of Argentina's early liberal progress and opened the way to the antidemocratic regimes that came later in the twentieth century.
Other Title Print version: Rodríguez, Julia, 1967- Civilizing Argentina. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006 0807829978 9780807829