Tag Archives: Latin America

Presentism

Jayant Radhakrishnan Chicago, Illinois, United States   “Elihu Yale; William Cavendish, the second Duke of Devonshire; Lord James Cavendish; Mr. Tunstal; and an Enslaved Servant” Previously hung at Woodbridge Hall of Yale University. Now at the Yale center for British Art. Yale Center for British Art, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons  The Oxford English Dictionary […]

Art, Cristobal Rojas, and tuberculosis: a Latin American cultural experience

Maria S. Landaeta Aldo L. Schenone Gregory W. Rutecki   Fig. 1: Self portrait by Rojas, (1887) [public domain] Tuberculosis, the “captain of all these men of death,” has devastated diverse societies for thousands of years. How are experiences related to this unforgiving and seemingly insatiable disease made unique by their cultural contexts? The visual […]

Honorio Delgado: A Latin-American psychiatrist, citizen of the world

Renato Alarcón Lima, Perú   Honorio Delgado (1892-1969) A sad fact in the history of medicine has been the benign neglect dealt to psychiatry by the rest of the profession. This has been even more painful within psychiatry itself, as its predominantly European and North American quarters practically ignored contributions from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. […]