La comunidad médica y su lucha en contra de la desnutrición en Chile (1860-1940)

Juan Carlos Yáñez


The aim of this manuscript is to highlight the contribution of the first two generations of physicians who faced malnutrition in Chile, between the end of nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century. In the history of Chilean medicine, there is a paucity of research about the role of these physicians in the fight against malnutrition. The main interest was centered in the forties of the twentieth century and the first policies and actions for the working class feeding have been overlooked. The existence of two pioneering groups that have common elements and differences to face the problem of under nutrition is established.

Palabras clave

Nutritionists; Chile; Nutrition Policy; Malnutrition

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