Enrique Perdiguero-Gil

Enrique Perdiguero-Gil
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche | UMH · Department of Public Health, History of Science and Gynecology

Ph.D.. M.D

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Introduction
Interested in the history of the popularization of sciece, history of public health; history of food transition; medical anthropology, medical pluralism; complementary and alternarive medicines
Additional affiliations
October 1997 - present
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 1985 - September 1997
University of Alicante
Position
  • Senior Lecturer History of Science

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Publications (191)
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Tres meses después de la primea notificación de una neumonía en Wuhan (China) la Sociedad Española de Historia de la Medicina puso en marcha un blog Epidemias y Salud Global. Reflexiones desde la historia, para ofrecer información sólida y fundamentada sobre el pasado de los fenómenos epidémicos desde la Historia de la Medicina, la Historia de la C...
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This paper analyses the discourses that addressed healthcare reform projects discussed in Spain during the 1970s, before the death of the dictator General Franco, and up to the declaration of healthcare as a right in the Spanish Constitution of 1978. The Spanish health system, which developed from the Compulsory Sickness Insurance launched in 1944,...
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The article explores how childhood visits to doctors first became routine in Spain. The introduction of new models of prenatal care, childbirth, and childrearing required the extension of academic medicine into a terrain traditionally occupied by practitioners of popular medicine. Focusing on the status quo for most of the population in the final t...
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The vast majority of European countries have never had a Newton, Pasteur or Einstein. Therefore a historical analysis of their scientific culture must be more than the search for great luminaries. Studies of the ways science and technology were communicated to the public in countries of the European periphery can provide a valuable insight into the...
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In Spain, in the mid-1970s, several health reform projects were discussed with the purpose of changing the outdated health system inherited from Francoism. In all these proposals, a primary role to the health education of the population was assigned, especially in those coming from the left-wing parties. In a health system that sought to defend hea...
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En España, a mediados de la década de los años setenta del pasado siglo, se discutieron diversos proyectos de reforma sanitaria que pretendían cambiar el desfasado sistema sanitario heredado del franquismo. En todas estas propuestas, pero en especial en las provenientes de los partidos de izquierda, se asignó un papel primordial a la educación sani...
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Presentación del monográfico Educación y salud: intersecciones, desencuentros y sinergias en la segunda mitad del siglo XX
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El objetivo del artículo es analizar dos aspectos de la asistencia sanitaria en el medio rural español durante el segundo periodo de la dictadura franquista (1959-1975). Primero analizamos la implantación del Régimen Especial Agrario de la Seguridad Social (1966), que proporcionó asistencia sanitaria a los trabajadores del campo. Hasta entonces, ha...
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The goal of this work was to show, through a case study involving the Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas (REED), the potentialities offered by the SciELO network indicators for the management of scientific journals. SciELO offers indicators (production, collaboration, use) that complement the conventional analysis indices used for written...
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Tres meses después de la primea notificación de una neumonía en Wuhan (China) la Sociedad Española de Historia de la Medicina puso en marcha un blog Epidemias y Salud Global. Reflexiones desde la historia, para ofrecer información sólida y fundamentada sobre el pasado de los fenómenos epidémicos desde la Historia de la Medicina, la Historia de la C...
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The study of “medical pluralism” and “care pluralism” was and still is a fundamental part of the development and agenda of medical anthropology not only in developing countries but also in Europe. The term “care pluralism” refers to the coexistence of different knowledges and practices relating to the “care, illness and health process”. Care plural...
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María Jesús Santesmases, The Circulation of Penicillin in Spain: Health, Wealth and Authority (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave McMillan, 2018), pp. xi + 239, €78, ebook, ISBN: 9783319697185. - Volume 64 Issue 1 - Enrique Perdiguero-Gil
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En este texto se analiza la genealogía de la regionalización sanitaria en España, desde la mitad del siglo XX hasta la promulgación de la Constitución de 1978. Tras aclarar una serie de cuestiones conceptuales en torno a la regionalización, se presta especial atención a los elementos más desconocidos de los debates sobre la cuestión, surgidos en lo...
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The aim of this article is to analyse the roots of the Spanish health reform which took place once the dictator, General Franco, had died in 1975. After contextualising the place of Spain in the development of Western health systems, we assess three key elements and their influence on the medicalisation of Spanish society. The first is the economic...
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This dossier focuses on some characteristics of the health reform processes in three southern European countries —Greece, Italy and Spain— over the second half of the twentieth century. We are interested in the proposals, projects and debates that sought to reorganise the health systems of these three countries. The paper on Italy analyses some asp...
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Durante los años posteriores al final de la guerra civil española, el panorama que se vivía en el país era desolador en todos los sentidos. A la ruina provocada por los enfrentamientos bélicos, habría que sumar los nefastos efectos de la política económica autárquica, resultando un escenario de penuria, escasez, racionamiento y miseria para la mayo...
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Introduction: Future public health and medical professionals will face new scientific and technological requirements resulting from the globalization process. University education must recognize that the internationalization of its activities is essential for the transfer of knowledge. The Tordesillas Doctoral Schools were born with the purpose of...
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Tomando como objeto de estudio la ciudad de Alicante, realizamos una aproximación a la lucha contra la adulteración del vino desde el final del Antiguo Régimen hasta la consolidación del régimen liberal. Durante la Edad moderna y las primeras décadas del siglo xix, los esfuerzos estuvieron encaminados a evitar la entrada de vino “adulterado” con me...
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El concepto de Acceso Abierto (Open Access, OA) no sólo tiene que ver con la accesibilidad al documento científico, sino también con los permisos de reutilización más o menos restricti-vos en función de los derechos reservados para su distribución. A partir de esta idea, surgie-ron numerosas iniciativas, con o sin ánimo de lucro, con el fin de faci...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse the evolution and characteristics of health education in schools in Spain during the dictatorship of General Franco (1939-1975). Design/methodology/approach Analysis of two kinds of sources. Firstly, the reports from international organizations on health education in schools published in the 1950s...
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El objetivo de este artículo es comparar el desarrollo de la educación sanitaria en Italia y España desde el punto de vista del papel jugado por la antropología médica en ambos países, en un contexto marcado por los cambios en el concepto de educación sanitaria que propugnaron los organismos técnicos de las Naciones Unidas, en especial la Organizac...
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La SEHCYT y la UAH, un encuentro después de cuarenta años El 30 de octubre de 1974 se celebró la Reunión Constituyente de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias (SEHC) y se redactaron y aprobaron sus primeros Estatutos. Poco después se solicitó su admisión en el Registro de Asociaciones del Ministerio de Gobernación, lo que no se logró h...
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La utilización del concepto de medicalización ha ido incrementándose en el último medio siglo- desde las formulaciones iniciales, centradas en el papel de control social de la medicina, para analizar cuestiones muy diversas en torno a la extensión de la mirada y el poder médicos a esferas cada vez más amplias de la sociedad. Sin embargo, su utilida...
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El propósito de este libro es aportar elementos a la reflexión sobre comunicación, educación y salud desde las ciencias humanas y sociales; Dicha reflexión resulta vital, ahora más que nunca, teniendo en cuenta la enorme expansión de medios de comunicación como la televisión o los basados en las tecnologías 2.0, que permiten que el acceso a los con...
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El presente trabajo analiza el papel que desempeñaron los médicos como agentes de lucha contra la enfermedad en la ciudad de Alicante durante el siglo XVIII. El ayuntamiento alicantino contaba con tres médicos asalariados para atender a la población. La contratación municipal de dicho personal sanitario era una práctica habitual, a través de la cua...
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If Mad Men and Breaking Bad are the two series that have taken the cable channel AMC to such great heights as its competitor, Premium HBO, this post-apocalyptic tale based on a Robert Kirkman comic depicting a world populated by zombies is the show that has brought it audiences in the millions, greater even than many free-to-air productions. Premie...
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The aim of this article is to compare the development of health education in Italy and Spain from the point of view of the role played by medical anthropology in both countries. The context is provided by the changes in the concept of health education advocated by the UN technical agencies, especially the World Health Organization and Unesco, durin...
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The aim of this article is to compare the development of health education in Italy and Spain from the point of view of the role played by medical anthropology in both countries. The context is provided by the changes in the concept of health education advocated by the UN technical agencies, especially the World Health Organization and Unesco, durin...
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The paper explores the evolution of the causality of the zombi role in Western Culture by the way of motion pictures and TV shows. We gighlight the role of George R. Romero in the definition of the modern zombi and the evolution of causality from a nuclear apocalypse and the actual epidemics. The cultural feature of actual epidemics are relevant fo...
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Esta obra pretende aportar nuevas perspectivas al conocimiento de la políticas sanitarias durante los años del despegue económico del franquismo y la transición democrática española . En un contexto de intensos cambios económicos, primero, y políticos y sociales, después, las políticas sanitarias tuvieron que afrontar nuevas realidades y problemas...
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Un libro sobre medicina y etnografía, en el actual momento histórico, parece la combinación de campos de estudios casi incompatibles. Desde el punto de vista de los parámetros actuales, la etnografía queda muy lejos de los diseños de investigación biomédicos dominantes. Y, sin embargo, cuando se examina más de cerca la literatura existente, la etno...
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A review about medical folklore and ethnography in Catalonia to introduce the contents of the book
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A work in progress about the attitedes and criticism of the professionals, mainly doctors and citizens about the firts period of the Spanish Francoist insurance (SOE). The paper include also the influence of the SOE in yhe Spanish process of medicalization and the development of an idiosincrasic health, disease and care culture.
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In this article we propose a review of medical anthropology in Spain from a historical perspective. The article discusses different stages: 1. the historical relations between medicine and anthropology, including the emergence of medical folklore (19th-20th centuries), 2. the origin of medical anthropology and the obstacles to the emergence of the...
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Objective: To know the adequacy of active pharmacological ingredients information obtained in a Google search. Design: Transversal descriptive study. Emplacement: The active pharmacological ingredients studied were obtained through Vademecum UBM Medica Spain S.A. (http://vademecum.es) Participants: We calculated a sample by simple random sample wit...
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The article analyzes the relationship between medicine and anthropology in Italy to highlight the key role of Tullio Seppilli, one of the founders of the international medical anthropology, from its collaboration with the “Centro Sperimentale per l’Educazione Sanitaria” in Perugia after World War II. Seppilli, a professional anthropologist, is loca...
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In the second half of the 19th century, the increase in food safety problems and the transformation of the food chain developed simultaneously. These problems were far more important in the urban or semi-urban areas. Therefore, food fraud can be considered as one of the components of the urban penalty, as well as one of the consequences of market f...
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Spanish medical folklore has its origins in the final years of the nineteenth century as part of the folklore movement, the aim of which was to collect survivals. From the methodological point of view, it can make no contribution to the study of medical pluralism. Nevertheless, there are at least two other ways to consider medical folklore which do...
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A survey of the medical anthropology history in Spain and of the recent trends of research. Recover and enlarge the data collected in some states of art done by the authors ten years ago
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In this article we analyse the role of folk medicine and medical folklore in the strate- gies and commitment of biomedical doctors in relation to health education, using as case-study Spain during the last years of the nineteenth century and the first three quarters of the twentieth century. Our analysis takes as a starting point the emergence of t...
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In this text the production of anthropological knowledge about tourism by Spanish social anthropologists becomes the object of knowledge itself. To achieve this, the paper begins with an anthropological description of tourism. Then a genealogy of tourism as an object of phenomenological study is put forward, focusing on three epistemological moment...
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España siempre se caracterizó por ser un país más emigratorio que inmigratorio, pero en ese transcurso helicoidal de los tiempos, en la última década hemos sido mayoritariamente un entorno de recepción de distintos grupos humanos. Por ejemplo, en 2007 el 10% de la población española era inmigrante (4.482.568 personas. INE, 2010). La cobertura de de...
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Aim: To analyze the extent to which vitamins played a role in the strategy to create a new market of food, foodmedicines, and medicines in Spain during the first half of the twentieth century. Materials and methods: A study was made of references to vitamins in the years between 1917 and 1950 in the daily newspapers “ABC”, “Heraldo de Madrid”, “El...
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Una de las motivaciones que alienta el interés por la historia de la medicina es proporcionar, a través del análisis del pasado, acercamientos novedosos a la interpretación del presente lo que no siempre tiene la adecuada difusión más allá del mundo académico, ni alcanza los ámbitos en los que se adoptan estrategias y actividades en materia de polí...
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Una de las motivaciones que alienta el interés por la historia de la medicina es proporcionar, a través del análisis del pasado, acercamientos novedosos a la interpretación del presente lo que no siempre tiene la adecuada difusión más allá del mundo académico, ni alcanza los ámbitos en los que se adoptan estrategias y actividades en materia de polí...
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El treball d'Enrique Perdiguero Gil ens proposa recórrer a les ciències socials i a la història per a comprendre les claus de la relació actual entre oci, turisme i salut
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El objetivo de este artículo es hacer una aproximación al entendimiento del papel que juega el cine en los mecanismos de construcción socio-cultural de la salud y la enfermedad. Partimos de la consideración de la Salud Pública y del cine como conjuntos de prácticas y discursos esenciales e interrelacionados en los procesos de construcción y funcion...
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BACKGROUND: The publication of the report "To err is human: building a safer system" by the Institute of Medicine incited a profuse research addressing improvements in healthcare safety. However, there is still little acknowledgement of the key role of the patient in preventing adverse events of medical care. The aim of this review is to analyse an...
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The aim of this paper is to analyze a sample of domestic economy handbooks in order to assess the popularization of correct food and feeding practices in Spain between 1847 and 1950. With this contribution, we wish to evaluate another factor that would influence the Spanish food transition. We are aware that this is a very indirect source, given th...
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La importancia que el fenómeno de las medicinas alternativas y complementarias (CAM en sus siglas inglesas) tiene en los países más ricos, y la necesidad de allegar todo tipo de recursos asistenciales y terapéuticos para luchar contra la enfermedad y la muerte en los países del sur social y político ha reavivado el interés por el estudio del plural...
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In Spain in the last third of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, the concern to reduce infant mortality led to a health campaign to deal with the problem. In turn, the campaign found its professional expression in childcare. The regulation of food for the very young was one of its aims. Childcare discourse maintaine...
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This paper focuses on the health reforms during the republican Spain (1931-1939) and the crisis derived from the three-year of civil war. It considers how the war affected the health system and the impairment of health conditions of the population during the late 1930s, considering the changing conditions caused by the conflict. Some of the specifi...
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By ‘medical catalanism’ we understand the intellectual and professional movement featuring a significant group of doctors, pharmacists and veterinary surgeons of the first third of the XX Century, closely connected to political catalanism which sought, and indeed achieved at some points, higher levels of self-government for Catalonia. It is, theref...
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Health and the Mass Media: Institutional sanitary propaganda in Spain in the 1920s and 30s. During the nineteen-twenties and thirties the Spanish sanitary authorities put numerous propagandistic campaigns into motion via placards, radio and cinema, directed at changing the public’s behaviour in questions related to health. The objective was to crea...
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RESUMEN Partiendo del caso de José Cerdá Baeza, «El Baldaet)), curandero que ejerció en el Alicante de finales del siglo XIX, ejemplificamos el tipo de información que se puede extraer de la practica de este tipo de personajes. El conocimiento de esta realidad, junto con el de la asisten-cia profesional y la autoatención permiten tener un cuadro co...
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This paper analyses Spanish films on infant protection belonging to the first third of XXth Century. We place our contribution in the context of the study of the means of institutional health education used in Spain from that date until 1936, the year of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. The first third of the past century was the period when...
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Existen diferencias entre mujeres y hombres tanto en los patrones de mortalidad y morbilidad y en la percepción de los síntomas como en la gestión de sus problemas de salud. En el caso de la utilización de servicios sanitarios, se ha constatado que las mujeres son más frecuentadoras que los hombres de todos los servicios de salud, pero especialment...