The Doctor-Patient Relation in Hungary before Modernization (from the 16th to the 19th Century)

Although the relationship between the doctor and his patient is of primary importance in regard of the healing process, in historical context it became a relevant issue in medical historical researches just a few decades ago. As after medical achievements, illustrious doctors, then famous patients, finally patients in general became a relevant topic, so new sources also had to be examined in the research processes. The study briefly presents the international historiography of the issue, then analyzes the main changes of the doctor–patient relationship from the 16th to the 19th centuries in Hungary, based on different kinds of sources.

Released: Replika 105, 13–29.
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