Hipolito Unanue: political power, illustrated science and enviromental health

Authors

  • Carlota Casalino Doctora en Ciencias Sociales en la especialidad de Historia. Profesora Asociada de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2008.254.1309

Keywords:

History of Medicine, Environmental health, Famous persons, Peru

Abstract

Hipolito Unanue is considered as the Founding Father of Peruvian medicine. He was closely related to political affairs and he was one of the most important exponents of science during the late colonial period. However, his contributions in what is now called environmental health have been largely unnoticed. This paper presents an analysis of Dr. Unanue’s studies, particularly his papers on weather, air, water, and vectors; so this may support the proposal for considering Dr. Hipolito Unanue as a pioneer for environmental health in Peru.

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Published

2008-12-30

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Section

Symposium

How to Cite

1.
Casalino C. Hipolito Unanue: political power, illustrated science and enviromental health. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2008 Dec. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 25];25(4). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1309