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Cuban Medical Internationalism

Origins, Evolution, and Goals

  • Authors
  • John M. Kirk
  • H. Michael Erisman

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. John M. Kirk, H. Michael Erisman
    Pages 1-23
  3. John M. Kirk, H. Michael Erisman
    Pages 25-57
  4. John M. Kirk, H. Michael Erisman
    Pages 59-96
  5. John M. Kirk, H. Michael Erisman
    Pages 97-120
  6. John M. Kirk, H. Michael Erisman
    Pages 121-168
  7. John M. Kirk, H. Michael Erisman
    Pages 169-189
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-228

About this book

Introduction

While public health is important for revolutionary Cuba, providing medical services to the developing world is also a priority: 38,000 medical staff are engaged abroad; the largest medical school in the world (ELAM) has an enrollment of over 8,000 students from the Third World; and since 2004 over 1.3 million in Latin America and the Caribbean have had their eyesight restored. How has this small nation of 11.3 million people managed to save more lives in the developing world than all of the G-8 countries together? And what are its motives? This book, the result of four years of research in Cuba, provides an updated analysis of this extraordinary record.

Keywords

cold war nationalism Third World

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