Cultures of Hygiene/ Creole Sciences Symposium

University of Manchester

4 September 2009

CHSTM, Room 2.57, (Second floor), Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester

There is no fee for these meetings. Coffee and tea will be provided, but
attendees will have to find there own lunch. There is a cafeteria in the

If you plan to attend, please inform Paulo Drinot
([email protected]) or Laurence Brown
([email protected])


3 September 2009: Cultures of Hygiene

9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9.30-10.00 Welcome and logistics
10.00-11.30 Session 1
Kim Clark, University of WesternOntario, Cultures of Plague Eradication in
Margaret Jones, OxfordUniversity, American Philanthropy Meets British
Colonialism: The Work of The Rockefeller Foundation in Jamaica, 1919-1938.
11.30-12.00 Coffee and Break
12.00-1.30 Session 2
Diego Armus, SwarthmoreCollege, Medical Discourses, Seduction, and Feminine
Corsets in the History of TB: Buenos Aires 1870-1950.
Paulo Drinot, University of Manchester, Taming Venus: VD Policy and State
Formation in Peru.
13.30-3.00 Lunch
3.00-4.30 Session 3
Steven Palmer, University of Windsor, Political and Economic Models of
Bacteriological Enterprise in Late Colonial Havana.
Gilberto Hochman, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Salting Brazil: Diet, Malaria and
Endemic Goitre (1940s-1950s)
4.00-4.30 Discussion

4 September 2009: Creole Sciences
10.00-11.30 Session 1
Maria Carranza, INCIENSA/University of Costa Rica, Seductive Laparoscope: An
Account of The Way This New Medical Technology Helped Propagate
Sterilization in Costa Rica.
Laurence Brown, University of Manchester, Regional Networks and Creole
Politics in Campaigns against Yellow Fever in Martinique and Barbados, 1880-1926
11.30-12.00 Coffee and Break
12.00-1.30 Session 2
Tara Innis, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, The Ritual
Space Of Healing In The Caribbean Herbal Pharmacopeia.
Gabriela Soto Laveaga, University of California, Santa Barbara, Knowledge
Exchange in Southern Mexico: Ecologists, Mexican Peasants, and the Global
Need for Steroids
1.30-3.00 Lunch
3.00-4.30 Session 3
Juanita de Barros, McMasterUniversity, Finding the “Caribbean” in Colonial
Health Policies: Infant Welfare Work in Jamaica, Barbados, And British Guiana.
Yolanda Eraso, OxfordBrookesUniversity, Between Experimental and Clinical
Medicine: Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer in Argentina, C. 1930-1960.
4.30-5.00 Diana Paton, University of Newcastle
Concluding comments

This conference has received support from:
Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Manchester
Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of
Latin American Studies Association/Ford Foundation
The Wellcome Trust