Medical, Historical, and Popular Ethics in the Case of Peru’s Youngest Mother in the World
WHEN Wednesday | 27 Mar, 12:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
In 1939, Lina Medina, from a pueblo in the foothills of the Andes, delivered a healthy son in Lima, Peru. Medina was five years old. This talk looks at how Lina was objectivized and protected by medical experts, state officials, curiosity-seekers, and the press. At the same time, the presentation examines ethical standards concerning privacy and national patrimony and contradictory definitions of medical patients.
Bianca Premo is a professor of history at Florida International University and the award-winning author and editor of a number of books and articles. Premo’s latest book is the Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire (2017).