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Virtual: Bullitt Club Lecture Series, Not Born Yesterday: Anti-Cancer Activism in Early 20th Century Latin America
September 15 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This lecture focuses on the case of Peru to explain the emergence and decline of the earliest Latin American coalitions of state health agencies, physicians, and lay people to broadcast the early signs of cancer. It also investigates why these previous efforts have gone unnoticed by contemporary U.S., European, and even Latin American medical experts.
About the speaker:
Raúl Necochea López obtained his doctorate in History from McGill University, and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health before joining UNC’s Department of Social Medicine. He is broadly interested in the history of medicine and science, sexual and reproductive health, and Latin America. He is the author of A History of Family Planning in Twentieth Century Peru (UNC Press, 2014); and of La Planificación Familiar en el Perú del Siglo XX (IEP and United Nations Fund for Population Activities, 2016). He is presently researching the history of cervical cancer in the Andean region. He is currently Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.