Introduction: Philosophy of Medicine in Poland

  • Ilana Löwy
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 37)


“One can feel the philosophy of medicine in the air” [„dass eine Philosophie der Medizin in der Luft läge“].... This rather over-optimistic declaration — the philosophy of medicine became institutionalized as a distinct branch of philosophy only in the mid-1970’s [6] — was made in 1930 by the German theoretician of medicine Richard Koch, after hearing a paper on the state of the philosophy of medicine in Poland, presented by the historian and philosopher of medicine Władysław Szumowski at the International Congress of the History of Medicine (Rome, 1930) [22].


Scientific Revolution Occupational Role Scientific Medicine Polish Society Polish Physician 
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  • Ilana Löwy
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  1. 1.Hôpital Necker-Enfants MaladesINSERMParisFrance

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