ISSN 2409-5834

The Western concept of medical professionalism in the Russian realities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

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Pavel E. Ratmanov


The article describes research on the application of the Anglo-American concept of professionalism to the medical history of pre-revolutionary Russia (1856‒1917). Approaches to the study of professions in the UK and the US are described, Western literature’s views are presented, in which the history of pre-revolutionary Russian medicine has been studied in line with the concept of professionalism, the experience of its application in relation to the medical history of pre-revolutionary Russia is discussed, the prospects for the use of this concept in relation to the country’s history of medicine is assessed as well.

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