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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017 Jul-Aug;55(4):520-531.

[Considerations concerning medical knowledge inherited in Mexico from 19th century: the diabetes mellitus case].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Unidad de Investigación Social, Epidemiológica y de Servicios de Salud, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.


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In Mexico, as in the entire Western world, during the 19th century and the beginnings of the 20th century, medical knowledge developed in a remarkable way and the case of diabetes mellitus was not the exception. This situation, which arose on the basis of the antique paradigm, and which in turn was overthrown by the positivism as the emergent paradigm (with its clinical and anatomical, as well as physiopathological and etiopathological viewpoints), was reflected during the 19th the century through its actors and the communications that opened the access of Mexican medicine to the modernity.


Diabetes; History of medicine; Mexico

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