LAS CIENCIAS Y LAS RAZAS EN BRASIL HACIA 1900. (Spanish)

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    • Alternate Title:
      SCIENCES AND RACES IN BRAZIL CA. 1900. (English)
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    • Abstract:
      The article focuses on medical and anthropological conceptions of race and racial mixing in Brazil in the second half of the 19th century and in the early 20th century. The author traces the history of medical and anthropological racial concepts before and after the incorporation of evolutionary ideology into Brazilian medical discourse in the late 19th century and comments on the development of a scientific form of racism. He cites the preoccupation of late 19th century Brazilian scientists and medical experts in formulating a scientific solution to the problem of creating a modern nation with a largely mestizo population.