The Circulation of Penicillin in Spain Health, Wealth and Authority / by María Jesús Santesmases.
Santesmases, María Jesús. (författare)
SpringerLink (Online service)
- ISBN 9783319697185
- Publicerad: Cham : Springer International Publishing : 2018
- Engelska XI, 239 p. 9 illus., 1 illus. in color.
Serie: Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History
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http://dx.doi.org/10... (Table of Contents / Abstracts)
- 1. Introduction: the West, Spain and the early circulation of penicillin -- 2. Fleming in Spain: the hero, the antimicrobial and the politics of public acclaim -- 3. Manufacturing penicillin: health, industry and gender -- 4. Smuggling: The management of scarcity and trade of penicillin as a post-war commodity -- 5. Modern Times: screening antibiotics and the factory line -- 6. A new promising drug: bacteria, antibiotics and marketing -- 7. Beyond healing: antibiotic resistance and regulatory regimes as agents in the Spanish transition to democracy -- 8. Penicillin in Spain, 1940s-1980s: Circulating health, research and gender -- 9. Final reflections.
- This book reconstructs the early circulation of penicillin in Spain, a country exhausted by civil war (1936–1939), and oppressed by Franco’s dictatorship. Embedded in the post-war recovery, penicillin’s voyages through time and across geographies – professional, political and social – were both material and symbolic. This powerful antimicrobial captivated the imagination of the general public, medical practice, science and industry, creating high expectations among patients, who at times experienced little or no effect. Penicillin’s lack of efficacy against some microbes fueled the search for new wonder drugs and sustained a decades-long research agenda built on the post-war concept of development through scientific and technological achievements. This historical reconstruction of the social life of penicillin between the 1940s and 1980s – through the dictatorship to democratic transition – explores political, public, medical, experimental and gender issues, and the rise of antibiotic resistance.
- History. (LCSH)
- Social history. (LCSH)
- Europe -- History—1492-. (LCSH)
- Medicine -- History. (LCSH)
- History of Science.
- History of Medicine.
- History of Modern Europe.
- Social History.
- D1-DX301 (LCC)
- PDX (ämneskategori)
- SCI034000 (ämneskategori)
- 509 (DDC)
- U:k (kssb/8 (machine generated))
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