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The Origins of Civic Health Care in Early Modern Germany

Hammond, Mitchell Love
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Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Hammond, Mitchell Love
Advisor
Meyer, Elizabeth (Beth)
Osheim, Duane
Midelfort, H. C. E
Childress, James
Abstract
This dissertation is a study of medicine and civic life in the German imperial city of Augsburg from roughly 1520 to 1620. My central thesis is that the reshaping of civic charity to include medicine and the expertise of healers resulted in increased professionalization and status for the healing trades. In the early sixteenth century, new institutions, designed to treat and cure poor people with contagious illnesses, hecame a fixture in many German cities. The result was an enlarged role for medical issues in society, especially treatment of the sick poor, and increased social responsibility and prestige for the healing trades. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF file via OCR.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Corcoran Department of History, PHD, 2000
Published Date
2000-08
Degree
PHD
Notes
Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.
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Libra ETD Repository
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