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Beyond Imported MagicEssays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America$
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Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, and Christina Holmes

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027458

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.001.0001

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Who Invented Brazil?

Who Invented Brazil?

(p.27) 2 Who Invented Brazil?
Beyond Imported Magic

Henrique Cukierman

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Cukierman examines Brazilian scientific expeditions to inland Brazil from 1911 to 1913, tying them to nation building and the colonization of both the scientists involved (through their desire to emulate European science) and the residents of inland northern tropical regions of Brazil. Cukierman explores the use, perception, production and adaptation of European medical science in inland Brazil and how local material conditions and cultures come into contact with Western sciences and technologies to shape both the production of scientific knowledge and the life of the Brazilian population.

Keywords:   Brazil, nation, history of science, colonization, scientific expedition, history of medicine

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