Health, colonialism, and development: An interview with historian Randall Packard

Randall M. Packard, Gilberto Hochman, Jaime Benchimol, Magali Romero Sá

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Interview with Randall Packard, William H. Welch Professor of the History of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University and co-editor of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Speaking about his academic career, his activities as an editor, and his main works, Professor Packard addresses the topics of health and disease in the history of Africa; the relation between disease eradication programs and the ideology of development; the malaria eradication program; medicine, international health, and colonialism; academic production in the history of medicine in the Anglo-Saxon world; and the dynamics of scientific publishing in the field of the history of medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-583
Number of pages19
JournalHistoria, Ciencias, Saude - Manguinhos
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011


  • Africa
  • Development
  • History
  • Malaria
  • Scientific periodicals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History and Philosophy of Science


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