Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Disinfectant

  • Oswaldo Cruz and the eradication of infectious diseases in Brazil

    Robert Perlman Chicago, Illinois, United States   Photo of buildings on Rue Oswaldo-Cruz, a street in Paris named after the physician. Photo from Wikimedia by user CVB. CC BY-SA 4.0 In 1899, an epidemic of bubonic plague caused a crisis in the Brazilian port city of Santos. Ship captains were angry that their boats had…