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[Chaulmoogra oil as scientific knowledge: the construction of a treatment for leprosy].
Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos 2008 Jan-Mar; 15(1):29-47HC

Abstract

The article investigates how knowledge of medicinal plants and related treatment practices are assimilated and transformed. Taking as its focus the use of chaulmoogra oil to treat leprosy, it examines how information on this plant was incorporated and transformed into scientifically validated knowledge when 'Brazilian chaulmoogra' came onto the scene. Pointing to the addition of chaulmoogra byproducts to the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz's production agenda in the 1920s, the study establishes links between productive processes and relates these to the period's scientific context. From the late nineteenth century until the 1940s, chaulmoogra oil was the great hope in efforts to cure leprosy. During this period, chaulmoogric treatment earned a place as scientific knowledge thanks to research studies conducted in laboratories throughout the Western world.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Av. Brasil, 4036, s.406, Manguinhos 21040-361, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. fdumas@fiocruz.br

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English Abstract
Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

por

PubMed ID

19241672

Citation

dos Santos, Fernando Sergio Dumas, et al. "[Chaulmoogra Oil as Scientific Knowledge: the Construction of a Treatment for Leprosy]." Historia, Ciencias, Saude--Manguinhos, vol. 15, no. 1, 2008, pp. 29-47.
dos Santos FS, de Souza LP, Siani AC. [Chaulmoogra oil as scientific knowledge: the construction of a treatment for leprosy]. Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2008;15(1):29-47.
dos Santos, F. S., de Souza, L. P., & Siani, A. C. (2008). [Chaulmoogra oil as scientific knowledge: the construction of a treatment for leprosy]. Historia, Ciencias, Saude--Manguinhos, 15(1), pp. 29-47.
dos Santos FS, de Souza LP, Siani AC. [Chaulmoogra Oil as Scientific Knowledge: the Construction of a Treatment for Leprosy]. Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2008;15(1):29-47. PubMed PMID: 19241672.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Chaulmoogra oil as scientific knowledge: the construction of a treatment for leprosy]. AU - dos Santos,Fernando Sergio Dumas, AU - de Souza,Letícia Pumar Alves, AU - Siani,Antonio Carlos, PY - 2009/2/27/entrez PY - 2009/2/27/pubmed PY - 2009/3/25/medline SP - 29 EP - 47 JF - Historia, ciencias, saude--Manguinhos JO - Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos VL - 15 IS - 1 N2 - The article investigates how knowledge of medicinal plants and related treatment practices are assimilated and transformed. Taking as its focus the use of chaulmoogra oil to treat leprosy, it examines how information on this plant was incorporated and transformed into scientifically validated knowledge when 'Brazilian chaulmoogra' came onto the scene. Pointing to the addition of chaulmoogra byproducts to the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz's production agenda in the 1920s, the study establishes links between productive processes and relates these to the period's scientific context. From the late nineteenth century until the 1940s, chaulmoogra oil was the great hope in efforts to cure leprosy. During this period, chaulmoogric treatment earned a place as scientific knowledge thanks to research studies conducted in laboratories throughout the Western world. SN - 0104-5970 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19241672/[Chaulmoogra_oil_as_scientific_knowledge:_the_construction_of_a_treatment_for_leprosy] L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/herbalmedicine.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -