The medical reform of 1848 was a collective movement of the German physicians during the Vormärz period, who sought social and material betterment for themselves as well as better medical care of the underclass. Beginning in the mid-1840s, the radical wing of the reform movement combined these concerns with the idea of human rights and the demand for a democratic constitution.
2. Background and history
In many of the 39 states constituting the German Confe…