Social Construction and Ideologization of Disease – Tuberculosis in Bulgaria 1944 – 1951 . Cover Image
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Социално конструиране и идеологизация на болестта – туберкулозата в България 1944 – 1951 г
Social Construction and Ideologization of Disease – Tuberculosis in Bulgaria 1944 – 1951 .

Author(s): Milena Angelova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: social history; tuberculosis; public health; Bulgaria; sovetization policy; social construction; BCG vaccine

Summary/Abstract: In the research based on archival sources and popular and expert medicine, the author presents the social construction of tuberculosis on the edge of two political regimes in Bulgaria – immediately before and after the establishment of the communist rule up to the definite introduction of the Soviet model of public health (the “Semashko”system). This is the period, which coincided with the bacteriological turn in treating tuberculosis in global scale – the introduction of the effective medical therapy and the mass application of the program of BCG vaccine.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 537-555
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian