Cover of the biography of Oswaldo Cruz by Egidio Salles Guerra, featuring a drawing of Oswaldo Cruz’s face

This segment offers a selection from the vast bibliography on Oswaldo Cruz that has been produced since his death in 1917, first by his self-proclaimed disciples and then by subsequent generations of physicians and public health specialists who diligently cultivated the scientist’s memory down through the twentieth century. Along with these bibliographic sources memorializing Cruz are works written since the 1970s by social scientists and historians whose interest lies in the social role fulfilled by biomedical science and public health during Brazil’s First Republic.