Is it worth taking care of Polish medicine at the turn of the 19th and 20th century in the context of the idea of “immediate help”?

Jacek Rytkowski, Marek Kiljański, Zbigniew Śliwiński

Jacek Rytkowski, Marek Kiljański, Zbigniew Ślwiński – Is it worth taking care of Polish medicine at the turn of the 19th and 20th century in the context of the idea of “immediate help”? Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(3); 94-101

 

Abstract
This paper was referring to the legitimacy – of undertaking research (much wider than before) on the history of Polish medicine turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, especially the period of 1918-1939. The text presented also obvious methodological problems that are associated with this task, for example: the problematic and essential questions are insufficient sources (excluding periodicals) for that time. The problems belong to the lack of materials significantly impedes the free work on these issues.
Besides, an important difficulty is the enormous range of meaning of these issues – together three elements are taken to discuss: the turn of the 19th and 20th century, the time before 1918 and the period 1918-1939. However, these issues are interesting enough that it should to take their analysis. This paper also discusses the concept of „emergency” as one of many elements characteristic to the „reborn” Polish medicine.

Key words:
medicine, history of medicine, emergency help, public health

An article published only in Polish, available only in the paper version of the journal

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