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Revista chilena de infectología

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LOPEZ, Marcelo  and  BELTRAN, Miriam. Chile between pandemic: the influenza of 1918, globalization and the new medicine. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2013, vol.30, n.2, pp.206-215. ISSN 0716-1018.

In 1918 Chile met the deadly presence of the Spanish influenza pandemic twentieth century's most important. For many historians, this event is an important milestone in the historical process of the unification of the world through sickness and in which our country has been involved. In this context, this paper aims to examine how the flu broke into Chilean society and how that situation helped give new impetus to the modernization of the Chilean public health and the establishment in the 1920s to model new medicine or preventive medicine.

Keywords : History of medicine; pandemics; flu; public health.

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