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The Life of Henry E. Sigerist : Academic Scholarship vs. Social Activism

Other Title
의사학자(醫史學者) 지거리스트의 삶 : 학문(學問)과 사회적(社會的) 실천(實踐) 사이의 긴장(緊張)
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이, 종찬
Citation
Ui sahak, 7(2):209-222, 1998
Journal Title
Ui sahak; Korean journal of medical history; 의사학
ISSN
1225-505X2093-5609
Abstract
The objective of this paper is to chronologically investigate his life as follows: (i) how Henry Sigerist(1891-1957) became interested in medical history, (ii) how he succeeded Karl Sudhoff(1853-1938) as professor of the history of medicine in the University of Leipzig, (iii) why he came to the Johns Hopkins in 1932, (iv) what he did for health care reform in the U. S. and Canada, (v) why he returned to his motherland in 1947, and (vi) how health professions have been globally influenced by his life. Based on the solid academic scholarship of medical history and sociology, Sigerist was energetically engaged in health care reform. What distinguished his social activism from other health care reforms is that whereas most health care reformers take the positivism-centered perspective to transform the existing health care system, Sigerist integrated historical vision with sociologically pedagogic mission to pursue health care progress.
Keywords
Henry SigeristScholarshipActivismHealth Care ReformMedical HistoryMedical Sociology
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Medical Humanities & Social Medicine
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이, 종찬
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