Carving a niche
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Carving a niche

LUZ MARÍA HERNÁNDEZ SÁENZ

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Résumé
The beginning of the Mexican War of Independence in 1810 triggered radical political, social, and economic changes, including the reorganization of the medical profession. During this tumultuous period of transition, physicians and surgeons merged in an effort to monopolize the field and ensure their professional survival in a postcolonial, liberal republic. Carving a Niche traces the evolution of various medical occupations in Mexico from the end of the colonial period to the beginning of the regime of Porfirio Díaz, demonstrating how competition and collaboration, identity, ever-changing legislation, political instability, and foreign intervention resulted in a complex, gradual, and unique process of medical professionalization - one that neither conformed to theoretical models nor resembled hierarchies found in other parts of the world. Through extensive research, Luz María Hernández Sáenz analyzes the uphill struggle of practitioners to claim their place as public health experts and to provide and control medical education in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Highlighting the significance of race, class, gender, and nationality, Carving a Niche demonstrates that in the case of Mexico, liberal reforms praised by traditional works often hindered, rather than promoted, the creation of a modern medical profession and the delivery of quality health care services.
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Titre
Carving a niche
Auteur
LUZ MARÍA HERNÁNDEZ SÁENZ
Éditeur
MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRES
Prix
39,95 $
Sujet
HIST. GEN. AMERIQUE LATINE
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Date de publication
2018-03-31
ISBN
9780773553026
Code Interne
2413930
Numéro de produit
12944335

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