Martor No. 20 / Year 2015
Constantin Bărbulescu, România medicilor. Medici, țărani și igienă rurală în România de la 1860 la 1910, București, Humanitas, 2015, 356 p. (reviewed by Lidia TRĂUŞAN‐MATU)
Author: Lidia Trăuşan-Matu
About the author:
Lidia Trăuşan-Matu is an associated lecturer at the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest
E-mail: lidiatrausan at gmail dot com
Keywords: peasant, rural hygiene, 19th century Romania, degeneration of race, medical system
Constantin Bărbulescu’s volume is built around the idea of the ‘degeneration of the Romanian race’, which appears in the Romanian public space – largely because of the inefficiency of the medical system – in the second half of the nineteenth century and, slowly, until the end of the century, amplifies and acquires sharp contours.
How to cite this review:
Trăuşan-Matu, Lidia. 2015. “‘România medicilor. Medici, ţãrani şi igienã ruralã în România de la 1860 la 1910,’ by Constantin Bărbulescu. Bucureşti: Humanitas, 2015 (review).” Martor 20: 219-222.