Doctors, Bureaucrats, and Public Health in France: 1888-1902, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Doctors, Bureaucrats, and Public Health in France

1888-1902, 1st Edition

By Martha L. Hildreth


366 pages

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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


Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables


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




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Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1926 and 1995, draw together research by leading academics in the area of medicine and history, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the advancement of medicine throughout history from medicine in antiquity to advancements in science during the Victorian period, the set looks at the rise of the medical profession, how medical journals have adapted and contributed to modern medicine, midwifery and surgical practices, whilst also exploring medical history and advancements throughout the world. This set will be of particular interest to academics of history, medicine, sociology and anthropology respectively.

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HISTORY / General