Alfredo Menendez-Navarro

Alfredo Menendez-Navarro
University of Granada | UGR

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April 1987 - present
University of Granada
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  • Professor of the History of Science

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Matériau à haute teneur en silice cristalline, l’aggloméré de quartz ou pierre artificielle est à l’origine de nombreux cas de silicoses accélérées dans le monde, notamment en Espagne. Un drame sanitaire qui révèle les insuffisances des systèmes de prévention
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Silicosis not a disease of the past. It is an irreversible, fibrotic lung disease specifically caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust. Over 20,000 incident cases of silicosis were identified in 2017 and millions of workers continue to be exposed to RCS. Identified case numbers are however a substantial underestimation due to...
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Fundamentos: La existencia de nuevas fuentes de exposición laboral a sílice cristalina ha contribuido al aumento de la incidencia de silicosis. España es uno de los países pioneros en la identificación de nuevos sectores de riesgo como los aglomerados de cuarzo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue conocer la evolución de la silicosis en España entre 19...
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Objective: The presence of new sources of occupational exposure to crystalline silica has contributed to an increased incidence of silicosis. Spain was one of the first countries to identify new occupational risk sectors such as quartz agglomerates. The objective of this work was to describe the incidence of silicosis in Spain between 1990 and 201...
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Une « épidémie de silicose » : c'est ainsi que la presse généraliste aussi bien que des articles de recherche en sciences du vivant ont désigné le phénomène qui a affecté, depuis les années 2010 surtout et dans plusieurs pays, des travailleurs fabriquant et usinant des matériaux d'aménagement et de construction à haute teneur en silice cristalline....
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Dossier divulgativo dirigido a médicos de atención primeria del área de Cartagena (Murcia) para sensibilizarlos sobre los problemas de salud ocasionados por la exposición laboral y ambiental al amianto
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Mercury is nowadays considered an environmental pollutant of major world-wide concern. Almaden Mercury Mines, a Spanish state-owned company, has been the world’s largest mercury producer and exporter for the past 450 years and has supplied one-third of the world’s mined mercury. These mines were of great importance to the Spanish Crown from the mid...
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El cáncer laboral constituye hoy en día la primera causa de muerte por el trabajo, siendo responsable en los países desarrollados del 53% de los fallecimientos provocados por la actividad productiva. El amianto o asbesto es el principal cancerígeno laboral y las neoplasias que provoca representan al menos tres cuartas partes de los cánceres profesi...
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Catálago de la exposición Ciencia, ciudad y cambio (Hospital Real de Granada, 6 de febrero a 17 de mayo de 2019). El catálogo contine tres presentaciones, 19 estudios relacionados con el objeto de la exposición y una selección de la piezas expuestas.
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Ao analisar cartazes produzidos na Europa em campanhas de SST, o médico e historiador da saúde ocupacional Alfredo Menéndez-Navarro apresenta diferentes culturas de prevenção que se formaram ao longo do século XX até os dias de hoje. Ele traz importantes contribuições para refletir sobre modelos e culturas de prevenção em SST existentes e pensar no...
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Introduction Historiography has revealed a complex combination of scientific, technical, socio-political, economic, and cultural factors affecting the identification of occupational risks and the adoption of corrective measures and compensation schemes. In the case of coal dust, the late recognition of pneumoconiosis as an occupational disease of c...
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El objetivo de este estudio es estimar el valor de los costes sanitarios generados por todos los enfermos de cáncer laboral existentes en 2013 y asumidos por nuestro Sistema Nacional de Salud. El trabajo ha sido financiado por la Secretaría de Salud Laboral de la UGT-CEC. La estimación del coste de la enfermedad constituye una herramienta fundament...
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La reciente historiografía inspirada desde la perspectiva trasnacional ha destacado el papel clave desempeñado por los organismos y agencias internacionales en la identificación y abordaje de los riesgos laborales, destacando el protagonismo de la silicosis en este entramado internacional. Los modelos de abordaje de las enfermedades profesionales a...
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Background: The objective of this article was to estimate the medical costs derived from malignant ARD treatment in the Spanish National Health System (NHS) between 2004 and 2011. Methods: Estimation of direct healthcare costs was based on national primary data on the cost of specialized care for inpatients and outpatients treated at NHS hospita...
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This book provides an excellent record of the different prevention cultures that inspired the production of posters and prevention campaigns throughout the 20th century. The ‘language of posters’ during most of this period helped to consolidate a concept of occupational accident prevention based on expert culture and employer interests. This concep...
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El objeto de este trabajo es mostrar el papel clave que las minas de mercurio de Almadén jugaron durante el siglo XVIII para que cristalizara en nuestro país un conjunto de saberes y prácticas médicas centradas en la gestión de los problemas de enfermedad generados por la actividad productiva. Ello fue posible gracias a la confluencia del auge de l...
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This article examines the role of the Spanish Atomic Forum as the representative of the nuclear sector in the public arena during the golden years of the nuclear power industry from the 1960s to 1970s. It focuses on the public image concerns of the Spanish nuclear lobby and the subsequent information campaigns launched during the late 1970s to coun...
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Background: In 1978, asbestos-related occupational cancers were added to the Spanish list of occupational diseases. However, there are no full accounts of compensated cases since their inclusion. Objective: To analyze the cases of asbestos-related cancer recognized as occupational in Spain between 1978 and 2011. Methods: Cases were obtained from th...
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A total of 2,514,346 metric tons (Mt) of asbestos were imported into Spain from 1906 until the ban on asbestos in 2002. Our objective was to study pleural cancer mortality trends as an indicator of mesothelioma mortality and update mortality predictions for the periods 2011--2015 and 2016--2020 in Spain. Log-linear Poisson models were fitted to stu...
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In debates about nuclear controversy, the issue of occupational safety in radioactive facilities is rarely foregrounded; it has historically been relegated to second place compared to the attention given to potential harm to the general population. Aiming for, at least, partially filling this historiographical gap, this article deals with the devel...
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Background: We lack in Spain of a full description of the diseases caused by asbestos since its inclusion in the list of occupational diseases 1961. The aim of this study is to know the incidence of asbestosis and other asbestos-related benign lung diseases, which were recognized as occupational diseases by the Spanish Social Security system betwe...
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Background: We lack in Spain of a full description of the diseases caused by asbestos since its inclusion in the list of occupational diseases 1961. The aim of this study is to know the incidence of asbestosis and other asbestos-related benign lung diseases, which were recognized as occupational diseases by the Spanish Social Security system betwee...
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BaronaJosep Lluís, Bernabeu-MestreJosep, La salud y el estado: el movimiento sanitario internacional y la administración española (1851–1945), Universitat de València, 2008, pp. 366, illus., no price given (paperback 978-84-370-6974-6). - Volume 53 Issue 3 - Alfredo Menéndez-Navarro
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Asbestos is a fibrous mineral used since the early 20<sup>th</sup> century in a wide range of manufacturing processes and industrial products for its fireproofing and abrasion-resistant properties. Asbestos exposure has had harmful effects on the health of workers and of the general population. Asbestos risks have attracted scant historiographical...
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Asbestos is a fibrous mineral used since the early 20th century in a wide range of manufacturing processes and industrial products for its fireproofing and abrasion-resistant properties. Asbestos exposure has had harmful effects on the health of workers and of the general population. Asbestos risks have attracted scant historiographical attention i...
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The aim of this paper is to reflect, under the precautionary principle, on the relationship between scientific causation and legal liability in connection with a lawsuit regarding compensation for lack of occupational safety and hygiene controls following the death of a worker with mesothelioma that had been previously accepted as an occupational d...
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The aim of this study is to provide new insights into the late recognition of asbestos-related diseases in contemporary societies. It addresses the role of expert culture in the identification, management, and control of asbestos risks, and examines the contribution of these processes to the late recognition and minimization of risks. After focusin...
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The aim of this paper is to analyse and reconstruct Argentinian participation in early twentieth-century scientific documentation projects. Particular attention is paid to the attempts to establish a National Bibliographic Bureau connected to the International Bibliography Institute in Brussels. This article is part of a wider study that aspires to...
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In Spain, hookworm was first recognised as a miners' disease, becoming the goal of one of the most successful interventions in public health from 1912 to 1931. Hookworm also played a part in the growing interest in rural health problems that peaked during the Republican period (1931-6). The aim of this study was to compare the rationale and content...
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INTRODUCCIÓN La Medicina –sus profesionales, sus prácticas y los espacios en los que éstas se desarro-llan– han tenido una temprana presencia en el cine y la televisión. Como ha sido señalado para el mundo anglosajón, los profesionales médicos percibieron con clarividencia desde la década de los veinte de la centuria pasada la enorme capacidad de a...
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At a conference held at Stony Brook University in December 2007, "Dangerous Trade: Histories of Industrial Hazard across a Globalizing World," participants endorsed a Code of Sustainable Practice in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety for Corporations. The Code outlines practices that would ensure corporations enact the highest health...
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This article explores the emergence and recognition of silicosis as an occupational disease in interwar Spain. Following International Labour Office guidelines, growing international concerns and local medical evidence, Republican administrators provided the first health care facilities to silicosis sufferers, who eventually became entitled to comp...
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El objeto de este trabajo es explorar la capacidad de influencia histórica del cine documental, en particular en el ámbito de la percepción social del riesgo ligado al amianto. Para ello se estudia el documental británico Alice—A Fight for Life, su contexto de producción y el impacto que su emisión en 1982 ejerció en la opinión pública británica. E...
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This study analyses the Spanish participation in the international campaign against ancylostomiasis during the period of the establishing and hegemony of Social Medicine. Through study of the main interventions carried out, including the agreement with the Rockefeller Foundation, its effects are observed on the popularization of laboratory medicine...
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This study analyses the Spanish participation in the international campaign against ancylostomiasis during the period of the establishing and hegemony of Social Medicine. Through study of the main interventions carried out, including the agreement with the Rockefeller Foundation, its effects are observed on the popularization of laboratory medicine...
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The appearance of social reform in Spain and the development of social legislation, especially accident laws, created new areas for medical practice, which involved the renunciation of environmental interventions traditionally claimed by hygienists. The delivery of healthcare to accident victims, their medical/legal assessment, the re-education of...
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NO-DO, the Spanish official newsreel produced by Franco's dictatorship (1939-1975), held a 30-year monopoly over audio-visual information in Spain from 1943 to 1975. This paper reports on an analysis of coverage of medical technologies by the Spanish Cinematic Newsreel Service, NO-DO, from 1943 to 1970. The study focuses on the changing roles playe...
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The medical vision of industrial health risks suffered from the restrictions of the liberal ideology of the time. Thus, for most of the century, urban life itself was considered the greatest public health hazard, and medical hygienists committed themselves to supporting the reform and development of cities. In contrast, their thinking on prevention...
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The present article focuses on the pre-industrial period, paying special attention to the 18th century when the bases were established for a systematic medical approach to work-related diseases. This was largely a product of the growing influence of mercantilist theories, which assigned an increasingly important economic value to health. The medica...
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La historiografía reciente ha prestado atención al material audiovi-sual aenerado por el régimen franquista en un intento de mostrar las claves que poblaron el imaginario colectivo reconstruido de la sociedad española tras la Guerra Civil'. De particular relevancia es el Noticiario Cinematográfico Español, NO-DO, cuyo interés como tecnología visual...
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Occupational Medicine became established as a speciality in Spain through the enactment of related social legislation, beginning with the 1900 Compensation Law, although this competence was not assigned to the National Insurance system introduced in 1942-44. Clinical concerns dominated its first years of existence, following an «Accident Medicine»...
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This paper provides an insight into the role played by contemporary expert culture in the management and control of occupational risks. Recent historiography in occupational medicine and scholarship in social studies of science are cited to illustrate how expertise has historically contributed to achieving social consensus on the use of risk techno...
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The book includes ten selected contributions to the Fourth International Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health and to the Third Conference of the International Network for the History of Public Health, held togehter in September 1999, and edited by Esteban Rodríguez-Ocaña.
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The aim of this paper is to analyse and reconstruct Argentinian participation in early twentieth-century scientific documentation projects. Particular attention is paid to the attempts to establish a National Bibliographic Bureau connected to the International Bibliography Institute in Brussels. This article is part of a wider study that aspires to...
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font face="Times New Roman" size="1"> The present study aimed to analyse and explain the creation of the Instituto Bibliogr á fico Mexicano (Mexican Bibliographical Institute) in 1899. This centre was started and supported through initiatives taken by the Royal Society and its International Catalogue of Scientific Literature , and developed a compl...
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The present study aimed to analyse and explain the creation of the Instituto Bibliográfico Mexicano (Mexican Bibliographical Institute) in 1899. This centre was started and supported through initiatives taken by the Royal Society and its International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, and developed a complete documentation infrastructure, similar...
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As part of a continuing line of research on scientific documentation we propose in this article a novel approach to the study of the European information science movement at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. We suggest that this movement took place within the context of increasing internationalism of scientific end...
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SUMARIO l.-Introducción: internacionalismo y ciencia. 2.-Normalización, lenguaje y do-cumentación científica. %-Los foros de consenso: los congresos internacionales y las asociaciones de científicos. 4.-Epílogo. RESUMEN Continuando con una productiva línea de investigación sobre la historia de la documentación científica, proponemos en el presente...
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From the 17th century until the 19th century, the world's most important mercury mine was the one at Almadén in the Spanish province of Ciudad Real. This state-owned mine rapidly achieved extraordinary importance, since mercury played a key role in the processing of silver from the Americas. However, efforts to reach target levels of production wer...
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1.- La participación de la Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de Madrid en el International Catalogue of Scientific Literature (1904-1921). 1.1.- El International Catalogue of Scientific Literature y la Royal Society de Londres (1893-1921). 1.2.- El intento de colaboración del Instituto Central de Meteorología en el International Cat...
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Thesis (M.D.)--Universidad de Granada, 1992. Includes bibliographical references (p. 609-640).
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The scarcety of labour as a result of the extreme health hazards deriving from the quick-silver extraction process was one of the factors constraining the production of mercury in Almadén during the second half of the 18th and the first decades or the 19th centuries. In the attempt of coping with this situation, the medical care strategy deployed b...
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Un testimonio médico sobre las condiciones de vida y trabajo de los mineros de Almadén en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII: el prólogo del Catástrofe morboso de las Minas Mercuriales de la Villa de Almadén del Azogue (1 778) de José Parés y Franqués (+ 1798) SUMARIO 1 .-Los testimonios médicos sobre salud ocupacional en la historiografía. 2.-Apunte...

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