The Practitioner Volume 71

The Practitioner Volume 71

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...sons into the profession, owing to their having it so much before their eyes. The great discoveries made in recent years have also tended to popularise medical subjects. Such reasons may have something to do with the increasing number of doctors; but we fancy there are other causes connected with the spread of education and the desire to avoid any but " genteel" forms of occupation, which have a distinct bearing on the subject, in this country at least. The wish to avoid military service is also assigned as a predisposing cause in France. Not only is the number of doctors increasing, but that of patients is diminishing. This results from the attention now paid to matters of public health. Many preventable diseases are thus actually prevented, and in this way the total amount of disease in the community is much reduced. Statistics show that in Paris there were 100,000 less sick persons during the year 1900 than in 1886, while the number of doctors has meanwhile increased from less than 1,900 (there were 1,963 in the year 1893, and the numbers for each year are slightly in excess of those for the previous one) to 2,846 in the year 1900. The figures speak for themselves as to the increased difiiculty of making a living. ' La Profession Mfdimle au Commencement du XXt. Siecla. By Paul Brouardel, Professor of Legal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Paris, &c. 1903. Paris: Eailliere et Fils. Price 3 fr. 50 c. Hospital abuse is not confined to this country; it exists also in Paris. Of a total of 60,000 accouchements, 27,000 were attended either in institutions or by midwives employed by the "Assistance Publique." Certainly the proportion seems enormous. The remainder were divided between 3,700 practitioners, ...
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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677020X
  • 9781236770202