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in Medical histories of Belgium

Medical histories of Belgium


Series editors: David Cantor, Elaine Leong and Keir Waddington

Social Histories of Medicine is concerned with all aspects of health, illness and medicine, from prehistory to the present, in every part of the world. The series covers the circumstances that promote health or illness, the ways in which people experience and explain such conditions and what, practically, they do about them. Practitioners of all approaches to health and healing come within its scope, as do their ideas, beliefs and practices, and the social, economic and cultural contexts in which they operate. Methodologically, the series welcomes relevant studies in social, economic, cultural and intellectual history, as well as approaches derived from other disciplines in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities. The series is a collaboration between Manchester University Press and the Society for the Social History of Medicine.

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Medical histories of Belgium

New narratives on health, care and citizenship in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Edited by

Joris Vandendriessche and Benoît Majerus


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ISBN 978 1 5261 5108 7 hardback

First published 2021

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Medical histories of Belgium

New narratives on health, care and citizenship in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries


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