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Oswaldo Cruz in the Amazon

In the early twentieth century, after launching public health campaigns in Rio de Janeiro, Oswaldo Cruz left to travel the Amazon and inspect public health conditions at Brazilian ports. In 1910, Cruz conducted a yellow fever campaign in Belém and put in place a regional plan to combat malaria during his visit to the Madeira-Mamoré Railroad, then under construction. Nearly one century later, using movies, photographs, caricatures, letters, and reports by the scientist, a team of researchers from the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC/Fiocruz) retraced his path to produce this documentary, which both recovers memory and surveys the key health issues raised by Cruz, this time within today’s context. Running Time: 00:52:00. Producer: COC/Fiocruz. Year: 2002