Transformacions assistencials i tecnologies mèdiques en la medicina colonial nord-africana espanyola del segle XX

  • Molero Mesa, Jorge (Principal Investigator)
  • Martínez Antonio, Francisco Javier (Scholar)
  • Jiménez-Lucena, Isabel (Researcher on contract)
  • Ballester Añón, Rosa (Investigator)
  • Rodríguez Ocaña, Esteban (Investigator)

Project Details


Among the most prominent traits of the present state of medicine, the relevance of technologies is outstanding (considering this term under a threefold meaning, material, uses and knowledge). Crearly evident is its impact on the development of hospital-centered present model of health care along the 20th C, something which implies a cultural change - and even a dramatic one - on relationships with patients. A first-order role is played in such a move by the rhetorical elements that are used to win the acceptance and vulgarisation of those new. This project proposes the study of this process in Spain, both from a nationwide point of view (as will be the study of the programme of hospital building by the National Health Insurance, the advertisements printed inside the medical journals of the first half of the century, or the propaganda films in the official newsreel NO-DO in the second half of the century) and from local perspectives (searching the timing for the implementation of hospital technologies in Alicante and Granada, for instance). The study of the history, of colonial medical services in Spanish Africa will allow us a better understanding of the major features of such process, as a closed example and because of the greater distance of cultures to be confronted.
Effective start/end date2/10/001/10/01

Collaborative partners

  • Universidad Miguel Hernández (Elche)
  • Universidad de Granada
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (lead)


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