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Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955-1975

Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955-1975

by Marcos Cueto
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ISBN-13: 2901421415566
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Marcos Cueto is a professor in the department of sociomedical sciences, School of Public Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima. A historian with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, he has specialized in the history of public health in Latin America, with work on HIV/AIDS, malaria, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2004–2005.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables     ix
Preface and Acknowledgments     xi
A Note on Sources     xv
Introduction: The Burden of an Infection     1
The Origins and Development of Malaria Control Efforts     2
Organizing Principles for This Volume     7
Plan of the Book     11
Global Designs     15
Foreign Aid and the Cold War     17
International Health Cooperation     33
The Encounter of International Health and Politics     49
Concluding Thoughts     67
National Decisions     70
Mexican Politics and Medicine     71
Mexican Malaria Control     82
Organizing Malaria Eradication     86
The Mexicanization of the Campaign     100
Local Responses     112
Intercultural Challenges     112
Anthropological Critique     120
A Provincial Doctor Rebels     128
Indigenous Resistance     136
A Campaign in Decline     139
Conclusions: The Return of Malaria and the Culture of Survival     159
Mexico's Recent Experience with Malaria     159
The Lessons of Malaria Eradication: Patterns of Vertical Health Programs     163
Notes     167
Bibliography     225
Index     253

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"This work is very important. It is the first scholarly and book-length study of malaria eradication in Latin America that shows how campaigns actually played out on the ground and how they were framed by Cold War ideologies and imperatives."

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