1st Edition

Doctors, Bureaucrats, and Public Health in France
1888-1902





ISBN 9781138394292
Published December 24, 2018 by Routledge
366 Pages

USD $145.00

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Book Description

Originally published in 1987 Doctors, Bureaucrats and Public Health in France focuses on crucial period of 1888-1902, arguably considered the creation of the modern medical system in France. Scientific developments, demographic and political concerns sparked unprecedented period of government action concerning medical care. The nature of the resulting legislation was largely determined by a new medical union movement, promoting the professional goals of private physicians. The book focuses on the formation of the physicians Union movement and its role within medical legislation, as well as its effect on other public health programs. It also focuses on the interplay of professional concerns and political issues which together describe the medical politics of the era.

Table of Contents

Preface

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Introduction

1. French Doctors 1888-1902: A Profession in Crisis

2. The National Public Health Bureaucracy and the Bacteriological Revolution

3. The Loi Chevandier

4. The Creation of a National Medical Assistance

5. The Impact of the Medical Assistance Law, 1893-1902

Conclusion

Bibliography

Appendices

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