Ricardo Ayala, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, University of the Americas, Santiago, Chile
Markus Thulin, German Association for the History of Nursing
This article reconstructs Chile’s cultural health policy, focusing on the maternal-infant program. This program emerges as a nexus interlinking gender, politics, and health, all in service of propagating discourses encompassing industrial advancement and national well-being. The research draws from original archival sources, allowing a spotlight on the program’s enduring continuity across decades and diverse political regimes—from the early 20th century through the Popular Unity government. As the article reveals, education assumes a pivotal role across three areas within the evolution of social medicine: instructional frameworks, professional training, and popular education.
The article was published in Spanisch language:
Mother and Child in the Hospital Del Salvador, Santiago de Chile, 1973
Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, Archivo Fotográfico, FB-014088