Social medicine in Latin America: productivity and dangers facing the major national groups.

@article{Waitzkin2001SocialMI,
  title={Social medicine in Latin America: productivity and dangers facing the major national groups.},
  author={Howard Waitzkin and Celia Iriart and Alfredo Vega Estrada and S Lamadrid},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={358 9278},
  pages={315-23}
}
There is little knowledge about Latin American social medicine in the English-speaking world. Social medicine groups exist in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, and Mexico. Dictatorships have created political and economic conditions which are more adverse in some countries than others; in certain instances, practitioners of social medicine have faced unemployment, arrest, torture, exile, and death. Social medicine groups have focused on the social determinants of illness and… CONTINUE READING
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