Hardback
April 10, 2019
9789633862674
English
308
1.2 Pounds (US)
$60.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Physicians, Peasants and Modern Medicine

Imagining Rurality in Romania, 1860-1910

This monograph, a coherent and consistent historical narrative about Romania's modernization, focuses on one section of the country's elites of the late nineteenth century, namely the health professionals, and on the imagery they constructed as they interacted with the peasant and his world. Doctors ventured out of cities and became a familiar sight on dusty country roads in of Moldavia and Wallachia. Beyond a charitable impulse they did so thru patriotism as the rural world became ever more prominent within the national ideology. Furthermore, new health legislation required the district general practitioner (medicul de plasă) to visit the villages in his catchment area twice a month. Based on solid original research, the book describes rural conditions of the time and the efforts aiming to improve peasants' way of life with abundant quotes from doctors' public health reports and memoirs. The book sheds light on a variety of microscale realities of social life in the medical discourse on the peasant and the rural world in the mirror of medical discourse. Themes include general hygiene, clothing, dwellings, nutrition, drinking habits and healing practices of the peasantry, in the eye of medical specialists. Related official measures, laws, regulations, norms about public health are also discussed in the frame of wider modernizing processes.

9789633862674 : physicians-peasants-and-modern-medicine-barbulescu
Hardback
308 Pages
$60.00 USD

Other Titles from CEU Press Studies in the History of Medicine

Strengthening Bodies, Building a Nation

Vassiliki Theodorou
Jul 2019 - Central European University Press
$60.00 USD - Hardback

From the Midwife's Bag to the Patient's File

Sara Bernasconi
Jan 2018 - Central European University Press
$70.00 USD - Hardback

The Eugenic Fortress

Tudor Georgescu
Oct 2016 - Central European University Press
$55.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in HISTORY / Asia / Japan

A Body in Fukushima

Eiko Otake, William Johnston
Jun 2021 - Wesleyan University Press
$35.00 USD - Hardback

Bringing Whales Ashore

Jakobina K. Arch
Aug 2020 - University of Washington Press
$40.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Seeds of Control

David Fedman
Jul 2020 - University of Washington Press
$40.00 USD - Hardback