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BUSCHINI, José. Nutrition as the Object of Scientific Study and a Target of Social Policies in Argentina: Pedro Escudero and the Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición, 1928-1946. Apuntes [online]. 2016, vol.43, n.79, pp.129-156. ISSN 0252-1865.

This article analyzes the establishment of nutrition as an object of scientific study, and the target of public policies and the professional market in Argentina between late 1920s and mid-1940s. It focuses on the role of the physician Pedro Escudero and his collaborators at the Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición, who pioneered academic research on nutrition in Argentina, warned political authorities and civil society about the negative consequences of poor nutrition (they even proclaimed that an important part of the Argentine population was affected by this problem) and promoted professional training in this field.

Keywords : Nutrition; scientific research; health issues; experts; Argentina.

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