The social history of health and healing

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    These three books examine very different aspects of the history of
    health and medicine in Britain, France and Germany since the
    mid-seventeenth century. They also illustrate differing views of the
    relationship between the past and the present.
    John Frangos, From Housing the Poor to Healing the Sick: the
    Changing Institution of Paris Hospitals under the Old Régime and
    Revolution, London, Associated University Presses, 1997; ISBN
    0–838–63705–1; 247pp

    Manfred Berg and Geoffrey Cocks (eds) Medicine and Modernity:
    Public Health and Medical Care in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century
    Germany, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1997; ISBN
    0–521–56411–5; vii + 242pp

    Mary J. Dobson, Contours of Death and Disease in Early-modern
    England, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1997; ISBN
    0–521–40464–9; xix + 647 pp
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)419-424
    Number of pages6
    JournalEuropean History Quarterly
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999


    • social history
    • health
    • healing
    • medicine
    • britain
    • france
    • germany
    • mid-seventeenth century
    • past and present


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