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Dr. Roberto Belmar, Santiago Chile's Public Health Director, at the RSPM

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On Tuesday, July 22nd we had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Roberto Belmar, the current Director of Santiago Chile’s Public Health Zone, speak at the RPSM. Dr. Belmar has a special relationship with our Department. In the 1970’s he came to Montefiore as a political refugee and worked for many years in the Social Medicine […]

Social Medicine Vol 3 No 2: Progressive Health Reforms in Latin America

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We have just published Volume 3, Number 2 of Social Medicine. The full table of contents in available on line. Here is some information about the articles: Earlier this year we invited Asa Cristina Laurell, a prominent Mexican public health activist to prepare a special issue on progressive health reforms in Latin America. Dr. Laurell […]

Salvador Allende: Chilean President, Advocate of Social Medicine

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In the 1930’s Salvador Allende, a public health physician, served as Chilean Minister of Health. He produced an analysis of the social origins of disease and suffering in Chile, La Realidad Medico-Social Chileña, arguing that the solution to health problems lay not simply in improved medical care but also in better sanitation, housing, nutrition and […]




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