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L'hôpital-école de la marine de Rochefort (1788-1850) : architectonique médicale et physiologies sociales

Abstract : Opened in 1788, the naval hospital-school of Rochefort is characterized by an innovative architecture, which dramatically changed the practice of naval medicine. Combining medical care and knowledge, education and health administration, it brought deep changes to medical access to the city of Rochefort. This hospital, inspired in particular by the regimental infirmaries of Plymouth, was planned by the engineer Pierre Toufaire. It exhibits a very sophisticated social and spatial arrangement of the patients and the injured. In a particularly unhealthy city, surrounded by marshes and therefore prone to malaria, the naval hospital became the place where people applied their knowledge of both the human organism and the society. This thesis aims to analyze the sociological impact of this building on the relationships between the medical personnel of the navy and their patients. A link between ships and the city, as well as between the quarantine procedures and the everyday practice of medicine, the naval hospital-school of Rochefort became the point of convergence for the diseases which traversed the city as well as the place where new public health policies were born
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Grégory Beriet. L'hôpital-école de la marine de Rochefort (1788-1850) : architectonique médicale et physiologies sociales. Histoire. Université de La Rochelle, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-03349417⟩



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