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CANALETA SAFONT, Eva  and  PUJADES MORA, Joana Maria. Medical discourse and municipal policy on prostitution: Palma 1862-1900. Dynamis [online]. 2008, vol.28, pp.275-299. ISSN 2340-7948.

During the 19th century, prostitution aroused strong emotions in most European cities. Palma de Mallorca was no exception and, in common with many Spanish cities at that time, regulated this activity. The objectives of this paper are to analyze the Mallorcan medical discourse on syphilis, evaluate the concept of venereal disease as social stigma and, finally, examine municipal policy on prostitution.

Keywords : Prostitution; medical discourse; stigma; public health; municipal organization.

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