Mal que sí dura cien años: Jorge Bejarano y la higienización de Colombia durante el siglo XX

Bogotá: Editorial Universidad del Rosario, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 298p., illus., bibl., wrps. New. Item #81183
ISBN: 9789587848458

"Mal Que sí Dura Cien Años" presents the professional and bureaucratic trajectory of the doctor from Valle del Cauca Jorge Bejarano Martínez (1888-1966), Prime Minister of Hygiene in 1947. In order to support the historical character of Bejarano in politics and the role he played in the sanitation process of Colombia during the first half of the 20th century, delves into the political features of this intellectual from the analysis of his thought and his participation in public life for more than thirty years.

After consulting multiple archives and the national and regional press, a life marked by effort and, why not, good luck was rebuilt. Bejarano's participation in national politics was given thanks to an anecdotal situation, various academic and social ties and the will to rise within the Liberal Party. He also helped the existence of a common ideology among the national ruling class of that time: the sanitization of the country. The situation that arose in 2020 with the pandemic made it possible to rescue the validity of the struggles and of several of the old enemies of Jorge Bejarano, who fought the factors that made the Colombian people, according to hundreds of his contemporaries, a "degenerate race"

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