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The chapters in this book largely report the perspective on Costa Rica's nutrition and health transition of persons who were involved in bringing it about. A further understanding of the process can be obtained from the additional references listed below, many of them written by opponents of the governments of the period or by expatriots. Further incites into the Costa Rican transition will be obtained from them.

English-language supplementary reading list

Bell JP. 1971. Crisis in Costa Rica: The 1948 revolution. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Bossert TJ. 1984. "Health-policy innovation and international assistance in Central America." Pol Sci Quart 99(3):441-455.

Bossert TJ. 1990. "Can they get along without us? Sustainability of donorsupported health projects in Central America and Africa." Soc Sci Med 30(9):1015-1023.

Braveman P, Mora F. 1987. "Training physicians for community-oriented primary care in Latin America: Model programs in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica." Am J Publ Health 77(4)485-490.

Bulmer-Thomas V. 1987. The political economy of Central America since 1920. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Casas A, Vargas H. 1980. "The health system in Costa Rica: Toward a national health service." J Publ Health Pol 1:250-279.

Castro Gutiez M. 1983. Economic development and nutrition in Costa Rica. College of Human Resources, Title XII Program Publication No. 9, University of Delaware.

Edelman M. 1983. "Recent literature on Costa Rica's economic crisis.” Lat Am Res Rev 18:166-180.

Edelman M, Kenen J, eds. 1989. The Costa Rica reader. Grove Weidenfeld, New York.

Gudmundson L. 1986. Costa Rica before coffee. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

Herrick B. Hudson B. 1981. Urban poverty and economic development: A case study of Costa Rica. St. Martin's Press, New York.

Hertz E, Hebert JR, Landon J. 1994. "Social and environmental factors and life epectancy, infant mortality, and maternal mortality rates: Results of a cross-national comparison." Soc Sci Med 39(1):105-114.

Jaramillo Antill. 1987. "Changes in health care strategies in Costa Rica.” PAHO Bull 21:136-148.

Low SM. 1982. "Dr. Moreno Ca A symbolic bridge to the demedicaliation of healing.” Soc Sci Med 16:527-531.

Low SM. 1985. Culture, politics, and medicine in Costa Rica. Redgrave Publishing, Bedford Hills, New York.

May JM, McLellan DL. 1972. The ecology of malnutrition in Mexico and Central America. Studies in medical geography, volume 11. Hafnor Publishing Co, New York.

Mesa-Lago C. 1978. Social security in Latin America: Pressure groups, stratification and inequality. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh.

Mesa-Lago C. 1985. "Health care in Costa Rica: boom and crisis. " Soc Sci Med 21(1):13-21.

Mesa-Lago C. 1992. Health care for the poor in Latin America and the Caribbean. PAHO, Washington, DC.

Mohs E. 1983. "Infectious diseases and health in Costa Rica: The development of a new paradigm." Pediatr Inf Dis 1:212-216.

Morales JO, Scrimshaw N. Arca AM. 1953. "Health systems." In: Loomis CP, et al., eds. Turrialba: Social systems and the introduction of change. The Free Press, Glencoe, IL.

Morgan LM. 1987. "Health without wealth? Costa Rica's health system under economic crisis." J Pub Health Pol 8(1):126-151.

Morgan LM. 1989. "'Political will' and community participation in Costa Rican primary health care." Med Antropol Quart (n.s.) 3(3):232-245.

Morgan LM. 1990. "International politics and primary health care in Costa Rica." Soc Sci Med. 30(2):211-219.

Morgan LM. 1993. Community participation in health. The politics of primary care in Costa Rica. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Pezza PE, Barquero BolaJF. 1994. "Clca Tibas: An experimental response to health system challenges in Costa Rica." J R Soc Health 114(5):252-255.

Richardson M, Bode B. 1971. "Popular medicine in Puntarenas, Costa Rica: Urban and societal features." In: Adams RN, et al., eds. Community culture and national change. Middle American Research Institute Publication 24, Tulane University.

Roemer MI. 1963. "Medical care in Costa Rica." In: Medial Care in Latin America. Organization of American States, Washington, DC, 169-192.

Rosenberg MB. 1981. "Social reform in Costa Rica: Social security and the presidency of Rafael Angel Calderon." Hispanic American Historical Rev 61 (2):278-296.

Rosero-Bixby L. 1986. "Infant mortality in Costa Rica: Explaining the recent decline." Stud Fam Plan 17(2):57-65.

Sanders SW. 1986. The Costa Rican laboratory. Priority Press/A Twentieth Century Fund Paper, New York.

Saligson M. 1979. "Public policies in conflict: Land reform and family planning in Costa Rica.” Comp Pol 12(1):49-62.

Saligson M. 1980. Peasants of Costa Rica and the development of agrarian capitalism. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison.

Sojo A. 1989. "Social policies in Costa Rica." CEPAL Rev 38:105-119.

Stycos JM, 1982. "The decline of fertility in Costa Rica: Literacy, modernization, and family planning." Pop Stud 36(1):15-30.

Taylor JE. 1980. "Migration: A study of population movements in Costa Rica." Latin Am Perspec 7(2-3):75-90.

Thrupp LA. 1991. “Sterilization of workers from pesticide exposure: The causes and consequences of DBCP-induced damage in Costa Rica and beyond." Int J Health Serv 21 (4):731-757.

Trejos JD. 1985. "Costa Rica: Economic crisis and public policy, 1978-1984." Latin American and Caribbean Center, Occasional Papers Series, no. 11, Florida International University, Miami.

Whiteford MB. 1985. "The social epidemiology of nutritional status among Costa Rican children: A case study." Humn Org 44(3):241-250.

Williams CD. 1973. "Health services in the home. " Pediatrics 52:773-781.

Wilson CM. 1942. Ambassadors in white: The story of American tropical medicine. Henry Holt and Co, New York.

Spanish-language supplementary reading list

Alvarado Aguirre R. 1987. "Analisis de la organizaci funcionamiento de las polcas de salud a travde los programas materno-infantiles en centroamca. El cave de Costa Rica, I etapa." Unpublished manuscript funded by the Instituto Centroamcana de Administracia and the Ford Foundation.

Bogan Miller MW, Montejo JO. 1979. Salud y enfermedad. En Costa Rica Contempora, tome II. Chester Zelaya, dirrecciEditorial Costa Rica, San Jos73-119.

Bonilla Masis O. 1981. Desarrollo de la comunidad: polcas sanitarias y participaciomunitaria en Costa Rica. Ministerio de Salud, San Jos

Fallas H. 1982. Crisis econa en Costa Rica. Editorial Nueva Dda, San Jos

Jaramillio Antill. 1984. Los problemas de la salud en Costa Rica. Ministerio de Salud, San Jos

Jaramillio Antill. 1988. Reflexiones: Medicina, salud, medio ambiente, desarrollo. LitografAmbar, San Jos

Mesa-Lago C. 1987. “Atencie salud en Costa Rica: Auge y crisis." Bol Of Sanit Panam 102 (1):1-18.

Ministerio de Salud. 1978. Costa Rica: Extensie cobertura de los servicios de salud en el marco del desarrollo socio-economics. Ministerio de Salud, San Jos

Ministerio de Salud. 1981. Salud en Costa Rica. Editorial Universidad Estatal a Distancia, San Jos

Mohs E. 1983. La salud en Costa Rica. Editorial Universidad Estatal a Distancia, San Jos

Mohs E. 1986. Salud pare la paz. Libro Libre, San Jos

Mohs E. 1988. La reforma del sector salud en Costa Rica durante la dde de los 70. Ministerio de Salud, San Jos

Morgan LM. 1988. "Salud sin riqueza? El sistema de salud de Costa Rica bajo la crisis econa." Revista Centroamericana de Administracia 12:25-39.

Morgan LM. 1990. "La voluntad polca y la participacie la comunidad en la Atencie la salud primaria en costa Rica." Trad. por MarCecilia Alvarado Van Patten. Revista Centroamericana de Administracia 19 (julio-deciembre):5-23.

Morgan LM. 1993. "Polca internacional y Atencirimaria de salud en Costa Rica." Trad. por Consuelo Fernez. Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos 19(1):91-105.

Newell KW. 1975. La salud por el pueblo. WHO, Geneva.

Naranjo F. et al. 1977. "Desarrollo de los programas de seguridad social en Costa Rica: Universalizaci extensie servicios mcos asistenciales." Seguridad Social 105-106:59-138.

Rosenberg MB. 1983. Las luchas por el seguro social en Costa Rica. Editorial Costa Rica, San Jos

Serra J. Brenes C. 1983. "Recuperacirca de indicadores socioeconos: la experiencia del programa de salud comunitaria ‘Hospital sin paredes.’" In: Ramalinga Iyer R. et al., eds. Centroamca: Indicadores socioeconos para el desarrollo. FLACSO, San Jos269-313.

Valverde Jimz, E. 1972. "Plan de salud rural." Acta Mca Costarricense 15(1):77-90.

Vargas Fuentes M.1993. "Privatizacie servicios pos. El caso de los servicios de salud en Costa Rica.” Salud Publica de Mco 35(2):186-93.

Vargas Gonzs W. 1977. "El programa de salud rural de Costa Rica: un modelo par las poblaciones marginadas. "Amca Indna 37(3):353-365.

Vega Carballo JL. 1981. La formaciel estado nacional en Costa Rica. Instituto Centroamcano de Administracia San Jos

Villalobos LB. 1989. Salud y sociedad: Un enfoque pare Centroamca. Instituto Centroamcano de Administracia San Jos

Villegas H. 1977. "Extensie la cobertura de salud en Costa Rica." Boletde la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana 83(6):537-543.

Villegas H. 1978. "Costa Rica: Recursos humanos y participacie la comunidad en los servicios de salud en el medio rural." Boletde la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana 84(1):13-22.

Supplementary reading list - INCAP publications

INCAP References on Clinical Nutrition and Health in Costa Rica 1949-1991

BermA, Valverde V, Teller C. 1980. "Ansis de algunos factores relacionados con el bajo peso al nacer en Costa Rica." Boletin Informativo del S.I.N. 1:4-11.

Bressani R. Mez J, Scrimshaw NS. 1960. “Valor nutritivo de los frijoles Centroamericanos III. Variaci en el contenido de protes metionina, triptofano, tiamina, riboflavina y niacina de muestras de Phaseolus vulgaris cultivadas en Costa Rica, El Salvador, y Honduras." Arch Venezolanos de Nutr 10:71-84.

Castro L, G. 1991. Patre Actividad Fca, Aspectos Dietcos y Estimacie Gasto Energco de Preescolares Obseos y no Obesos en la Provincia de LimCosta Rica. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Facultad de IngenierQuca/INCAP

Flores M, Aranada-Pastor J. 1980. “Evaluacion dietetica a nivel nacional en Costa Rica: Cambios en una decada." Archivos Latinamericos de Nutricion 30:432-450.

Flores M, Brice Flores Z. 1963. "Resultados de una encuesta nutricional en el cante Bagaces, provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica." Bol Of San Pan 55:405-415.

Flores M, Mench Lara MY, Br M. 1970. Dieta adecuada de costo mmo pare la Repa de Costa Rica. INCAP, Guatemala, 27.

INCAP. 1969. Evaluaciutricional de la poblacie Centro Amca y PanamB>. Oficina de Investigaciones Internacionales de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (EEU), Ministerio de Salubridad Pa de Costa Rica. INCAP, Guatemala, 113.

Laure J. Batres de Bonilla R. Alarc. 1990. Costa Rica: Medio siglo de Polcas a favor del incremento de salarios mmos mbajos. INCAP, Guatemala, 31 p. (Colecciocumentos Ticos No. 19.)

Leal CartF. Salazar-Baldioceda A. 1955. "Hallazgos hematolos y coprolos en algunas poblaciones de la provincia de San JosCosta Rica." La Juventud Mca 11 (78):24-28.

Mata LJ, Mayorga R. 1966. "Dermatofitosis por Microsporum gypseum en Costa Rica y Guatemala. " Microbiol Parasitol 8:139-145.

Mez J. Brice, Flores M. 1966. "Niveles de colesterol sco en grupos de pobalcientroamericana. III. Bagaces provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Interrelaciones entre vitamina A y carotenos y lipidos sericos." Arch Latinoamer Nutr 16:133-143

Pz C, Salazar-Baldioceda A, Tandon OB, Scrimshaw NS. 1956. "Endemic goiter in Costa Rican school children." Am J Publ Health 46:1283-1286.

Rawson IG, Valverde V. 1976. "The Etiology of Malnutrition among Preschool Children in Rural Costa Rica." J Trop Pediat 22:12-17.

Scrimshaw NS, Morales JO, Salazar A, Loomis CP. 1953. "Health aspects of the community development project, rural area, Turrialba, Costa Rica, 1948-51." Am J Trop Med Hyg 2:583-592.

Scrimshaw NS, Trulson M, Tejada C, Hegsted DM, Stare FJ. 1959. "Serum lipoprotein and cholesterol concentrations. Comparisons of rural Costa Rican, Guatemalan and United States populations." Circulation 15:805-813.

Strong JP, Tejada V. C, McGill HC Holman RL. 1957. "Comparison of early lesions of atherosclerosis in New Orleans Guatemala and Costa Rica (abst)." American Society for the Study of Atherosclerosis Meeting, Chicago, November 1957.

Strong JP, McGill HC, Tejada C, Holman RL. 1958. “The natural history of atherosclerosis. Comparison of the early aortic lesions in New Orleans, Guatemala and Costa Rica." Am J Pathol 34:731-744.

Tejada C, Gore I, Strong JP, McGill H. 1958. "Comparative severity of atherosclerosis in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and New Orleans." Circulation 18:92-97.

Valverde V, Arroyave G. GuzmM, Flores m. 1980. Nutritional status in central America and Panama. Nutrition in the 1980s Constraints on our Knowledge. New York, 271-282.

Valverde V. 1980. "Regionalizacie los problemas nutricionales y ansis de la talla y la edad de ingreso a primer grado de los nicostarricenses." Boletin Informativo del S.I.N. 1:23-31.

Valverde V, Rojas Z. Vinocur P. Payne P. Thomson A. 1981. "Organization of an information system for food and nutrition programmes in Costa Rica." Food and Nutrition 7:32-40.

Valverde V, Vargas W Payne P, Thomson A. 1981. "Data requirements and use in nutrition planning in Costa Rica." Food Policy 6:19-26.

Valverde V, Vargas W. Rawson I, Calder. Rosabal R. Gutiez R. 1975. "La deficiencia cala en preescolars del a rural de Costa Rica." Separata de Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion 25:351-361.

Valverde V, Vinocur P. Salazar S. Zillyham R. 1981. "Relacion entre la prevalencia de retardo en taalla en escolares e indicadores socioeconos a nivel de canton en Costa Rica." Boletin Informativo del S.I.N. 2:4-9.

Vargas N. Mari. Epidemilogde la Obesidad en Costa Rica. 1989. Centero de Estudios Superiores en Nutrici Ciencias de Alimentos (CENSA), Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Facultad de Ciencias Mcas/INCAP, Guatemala C.A.