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Health Policies: Ottoman Empire
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“Health policy” as a theoretical notion dates back no further than the heyday of mercantilism in the sixteenth century, and was not implemented practically until well into the period of capitalist industrialization in the mid-1700s (Rosen 1974). A form of “political arithmetick,” it rested on the ability to see populations as a whole, made possible by an elaborate state apparatus for …

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Shakow, Aaron D. A., “Health Policies: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0173c>
First published online: 2009

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