Magallanes y la lucha contra las enfermedades infecciosas de los niños: Muerte, pasión y vida (Parte II)

Matías Vieira
2014 Revista chilena de infectología  
The first part of this work was published in the previous issue of this magazine. In order to finalize with the historical review of infectious diseases which have been determining factors on regional infant mortality, we analyze firstly the case of religious missions and its impact on the rapid extinction of Patagonian Indians. Secondly, we review the health situation of Punta Arenas during the first half of the 20th century, switching from a high mortality rate from infectious or contagious
more » ... ous or contagious diseases, to a remarkable improvement in this issue, coming to bear the best health indicators in the country.
doi:10.4067/s0716-10182014000100014 pmid:24740781 fatcat:5qgr2lwljbf5vfqquvska2yyum