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Gepflegte Krankheit?--Aus den fruheren Zeiten des Versicherungswesens [Well-cared-for illness?--from the early times of the social insurance system]
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DA - 19950126 LA - ger PT - English Abstract PT - Historical Article PT - Journal Article Titre original : Gepflegte Krankheit?--Aus den fruheren Zeiten des Versicherungswesens SB - IM SB - Q
This paper examines the reaction of physicians to the inauguration of a system of social insurance at the beginning of the twentieth century in Germany. The writings of Erwin Liek--a spokesman of German physicians in this respect--show how social insurance, which was inextricably connected with a social and an economic crisis, had a negative influence on medicine: individual therapeutical relationship has been replaced by a bureaucratic dialogue which favours upholding a state of disease instead of promoting health. This study suggests that Liek's criticism bears some analogy with today's german criticism of the social insurance system
Attitude to Health/Germany/History,19th Century/History,20th Century/Humans/Insurance,Health/history/National Health Programs
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