The purpose of this article is to review the main ideas of doctor Abraham Horwitz’s thinking (1910-2000), who dedicated all his life to public health, both in Chile and Latin America and Caribbean. This paper focuses his thought from a contemporary perspective. This is precisely our challenge. Although we live in a different world from the sixties, with great progress in health, there are still huge gaps between countries and social groups, as well as large demographic and economic
transformations with high social impact.
public health, social medicine, epidemiology, equity, ethics, education, development
Jiménez de la Jara, J., Agar Corbinos, L., & Saffie Guevara, N. (2014). The contribution to public health of Abraham Horwitz: insigths from contemporaneous times. Acta Bioethica, 20(2). Retrieved from https://actabioethica.uchile.cl/index.php/AB/article/view/33310