The French Medical Profession's Perception of Its Social Function

Abstract

INTRODUCTION UNDER THE Ancien Regime, only the Hippocratic oath bound together French medical practitioners. Beyond the commitment to heal the sick and to conserve the healthy, medical men had little in common. They were a highly stratified group differing in social origins, education, and clientele. In the 1770s, the imperatives of political reform… (More)

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@inproceedings{Murphy2005TheFM, title={The French Medical Profession's Perception of Its Social Function}, author={Terence D. Murphy and J P Goubert}, year={2005} }