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This index presents a list of terms and concepts that occur in the book Modern Colonization by Medical Intervention: U.S. Medicine in Puerto Rico. After 1904 in Puerto Rico, hookworms took on ferocious power. Through frequent published reports and visits from prominent politicians and local residents, the campaign's medical men explained that hookworm caused anemia by feeding on their host's blood. Perspectives on U.S. medicine and U.S. colonization have generally considered the native elite as a group that alternately accommodated or resisted domination. The U.S. colonial administration included native elites in the administration, but also cultivated municipal physicians to facilitate local interventions on municipal governments and residents.

Keywords: hookworm campaign; modern colonization; Puerto Rico



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