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Anuario de Historia Regional y de las Fronteras

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DALL'AVA, João Paulo  and  MOTA, André. Press and Public Health in the City of Sorocaba: Industrialization and its Impact on the Living Conditions of the Population (1890-1916). Anu.hist.reg.front. [online]. 2016, vol.21, n.1, pp.75-103. ISSN 0122-2066.

This article aims to discuss the sanitary and public health conditions in Sorocaba, São Paulo, between 1890 and 1916, in contrast to the image of the industrial city and wholesome defended by local press. To do so, through the local newspapers analysis as documentary sources and taking as theoretical framework the concepts established by the field of urban history, are investigated transformations experienced by the city in the focused period, highlighting issues such as increased begging, contagious diseases, lack of sanitation and problems in relation to public cleanliness. Some repressive measures by the municipality in order to combat the vagrancy and away from the urban center carriers of certain diseases, such as leprosy and tuberculosis are also pointed out. Thus, we intend to show how the living conditions of poor in Sorocaba was deteriorating more and more as the city had a relative urban and industrial growth.

Keywords : public health; diseases; social conflicts; urbanization; Sorocaba/São Paulo.

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