Climate and human body hygienization in Medellín at the beginning of the 20th century

Authors

  • William Botero Ruíz Universidad de Antioquia
  • Rosana Trujillo Vélez Universidad de Antioquia

Abstract


The hygienization of the environment and the body summarizes the idea that hygiene was a medical practice that encouraged human environmentalism. The purpose of this environmentalism was to protect the health of individuals giving them the possibility to use preventive and prophylactic means. These two practices allowed the possibility to give close attention to the environment and the objects susceptible to germs. This reality, methodologically, is part of the history of the medical practices that were used in Medellín at the end of the 19 th and during the 20 century to medicalize some urban spaces and some body habits in relation with hygiene
Key words: hygiene, medical practices, climate, race, Medellín, living conditions, quality of life, vulnerability
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Author Biographies

William Botero Ruíz, Universidad de Antioquia

Médico, especialista en obstetricia, ginecología y epidemiología. Profesor jubilado, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia. Exintegrante del grupo ";;Historia de la Salud";; adscrito al Centro de Investigaciones de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas (CISH), Universidad de Antioquia

Rosana Trujillo Vélez, Universidad de Antioquia

Socióloga. Exintegrante del grupo “Historia de la Salud”, Universidad de Antioquia

Published

2008-07-01

How to Cite

Botero Ruíz, W., & Trujillo Vélez, R. (2008). Climate and human body hygienization in Medellín at the beginning of the 20th century. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 22(2). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/2959

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES / ARTÍCULOS ORIGINALES / ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS

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