Comer en el hospital colonial: Apuntes sobre la alimentación en tres hospitals neogranadinos a finales del siglo xviii

Translated title of the contribution: Eating in a colonial hospital: Notes on the diets in three hospitals of New Granada in the late 18th century

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Abstract

This paper studies some aspects of the diet of three hospitals of the New Granada in the late 18th century. To do this, we analyze accounting records found in the General National Hall of Records which recorded the purchase of foodstuffs in three San Juan de Dios hospitals located in Santafé de Bogotá, Cartagena, and Portobelo (Panama). The ingredients and recipes recorded describe a specific moment in the history of the diet in the hospital, determined by the religious and tributary model of the monastic and conventual world. The foods eaten then were influenced by the economic, cultural, religious, and hygienic circumstances surrounding them.

Translated title of the contributionEating in a colonial hospital: Notes on the diets in three hospitals of New Granada in the late 18th century
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)18-42
Number of pages25
JournalHistoria Critica
Issue number46
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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