Médecine et santé dans les campagnes. Approches historiques et enjeux contemporains

Abstract : The countryside presents specific issues to consider when studying health care. Often termed "medical deserts," rural areas have increasingly become a focus of concern for public administrators. Multiple parameters demonstrate its complex and diversified reality. This collection seeks to understand the historical processes that have contributed to the development of relationships between rural populations, health care providers, and various authorities. A variety of perspectives illuminate the diverse changes that have occurred since the Renaissance. Through an examination of primarily French and European but also colonial examples, the authors investigate various forms of medicalization at work in rural areas: the presence of doctors and other health care providers, creation of specific health care structures, relationships between rural and urban areas in terms of health issues, contributions by country dwellers to medical knowledge, and so forth. The very notion of health care as specific to the countryside is questioned. The status of rural medicine and health care in present times is also addressed to reflect both on continuities with the past and the scope of changes to come.
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Patrick Fournier, Claude Grimmer, Marie Bolton. Médecine et santé dans les campagnes. Approches historiques et enjeux contemporains. 6, Peter Lang B, 2019, 978-2-8076-0708-8. ⟨10.3726/b15223⟩. ⟨hal-02047751⟩

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