Josep Lluís Barona

Full Professor of History of Science at the University of Valencia.

hospital en temps de pandèmia

Every historical period has had its epidemic executioner, and it has almost always been the ecological changes between human communities and the environment that have caused changes in pathogenicity and epidemic diseases.
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refugees

Mercedes Maestre was a republican doctor who developed exceptional activism for social reform and the right to health.
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Rita Levi-Montalcini’s life can be summarised in a single sentence: more than one century of struggle. Levi-Montalcini lived a hundred-year life during which she

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Women have been traditionally excluded from the public sphere – education, politics, art and culture – and confined to the domestic sphere. This situation has experimented a slow steady change in different areas since the late modern period. A more liberal society has allowed the progressive incorporation of women to public life.
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We live in a rapidly transforming world. Social reality moves, nature moves, the cosmos moves and human beings move as well, but we do

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Venereal diseases were a heavy burden in the early twentieth century. Syphilis was the paradigm of physical and psychological degeneration, the destroyer of family and

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110dins-88

The human body is a cultural construct, the convergence point of all kinds of cultural elements: scientific, artistic, and religious. If classical natural philosophies

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Rivalry and the exceptional nature of war lay the ground for a boost in techno-science as an instrument to overpower the adversary.
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Impulsor del Servei d'Epidemiologia Internacional, el Centre Mundial de Documentació en Salut Pública i d'UNICEF, Rajchman mereix un reconeixement que mai ha rebut.
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The generation of scientists and physicians who lived during the interwar years (1914-1945) were specially involved in the military and political events that shaped

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