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1. Epidemic policy and state healthcare

1.1. As an instrument of state health policy

In the early modern period, the health of the population moved into the state’s field of interest. In the 18th and 19th century, under the term “medical policy” (Medizinalpolizei), an extensive discussion took place concerning the responsibilities and means of state healthcare. European states met the demands raised in this theoretical discussion with a variety of d…

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Pahlow, Louis and Zare, Antje, “Medizinalpolizei”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023878>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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