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

Octavio Gómez-Dantés, Julio Frenk

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Abstract

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
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Healing plants
  • Healthcare
  • Mesoamérica
  • Traditional medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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