La atencion a la salud en Mesoamerica antes y despues de 1519

Octavio Gómez-Dantés, Julio Frenk

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


This paper discusses the situation of healthcare in Mesoamerica before and immediately after 1519. In the first 50 years after the Conquest, the Spaniards made extensive use of Nahuatl medicine. However, the influence of this medical tradition was limited due to the rapid imposition of a very different medical system which took little advantage of, among other things, the therapeutic wealth of pre-Hispanic healing traditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalSalud publica de Mexico
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020


  • Healing plants
  • Healthcare
  • Mesoamérica
  • Traditional medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


Dive into the research topics of 'La atencion a la salud en Mesoamerica antes y despues de 1519'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this