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The Mediterranean and the Atlantic, 1400-1700


"The histories of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic were closely intertwined in the late Middle Ages, the early modern period, and beyond. The topic of abundant historiographical debates..." – By Teofilo F. Ruiz

Public Health in Uruguay, 1830–1940s

"Little examined, Uruguay’s public health trajectory offers an important window on the country’s larger societal dynamics and the possibilities and limits of public health across Latin America. On one hand, Uruguay lagged behind public health efforts and overall institutionalization compared to other countries in the region, through much of the 19th century..." – By Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Raquel Pollero

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