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Revista Española de Salud Pública

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LOPEZ PINERO, José María. The Beginnings of Public Health Studies in Renaissance Spain. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2006, vol.80, n.5, pp.445-456. ISSN 2173-9110.

A very brief synthesis is provided of the findings of the historical research the author first began more than forty years ago as to the initial beginnings of the studies on public health in Renaissance Spain. The role played by royal power from the standpoint of the beginnings of the modern State, the influence of Hippocratic environmentalism, keeping up cleanliness-related privileges at the personal level, the first beginnings of hygiene on a widespread basis in related to the plague epidemics and the contributions to medical care conditioned by the change in poverty-related values are discussed in turn.

Keywords : Public Health; Hystory; Spain.

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