Hospital and healthcare in Stara Zagora district after the compound in 1885 up to the thirties of the 20th century – problems and perspectives Cover Image
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Болничното дело в Старозагорски окръг след Съединението през 1885 г. до 30-те години на XX век – проблеми и перспективи
Hospital and healthcare in Stara Zagora district after the compound in 1885 up to the thirties of the 20th century – problems and perspectives

Author(s): Iliana Pavlova, Penka Vracheva
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Local History / Microhistory, Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), 19th Century
Published by: Балканска асоциация по история и философия на медицината (БАИФМ)
Keywords: comparative study; hospitals; Stara Zagora Department

Summary/Abstract: Тhe hospital in Stara Zagora was established on June 3 1883. At first it was owned by the Stara Zagora branch of the Philanthropic Society „St. Panteleimon“. Until 1885 Stara Zagora is located within the Eastern Rumelia, which encompasses the lands between the Balkan and the Rhodope Mountains – artificially created province according to the Treaty of Berlin 1 (13) July 1878. Тhe present study traces the development of the health system in Stara Zagora District after the Compound of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia on September 6, 1885 up to the thirties of the 20th century. The Compound in 1885 is placed as a starting point in our analysis, because after this event аre opened up new perspectives in the historical development of the Third Bulgarian State. Тhe aim of this study is to put an emphasis on the political situation and the difficulties determining the specifics in the development of the hospital and healthcare system in Stara Zagora District since 1885 up to the thirties of the 20th century. Material and methods: We made a review of official historical documents for the period 1882 – 1935, as well as publications and analysis on the socio-economic and political processes from this period of time. Results and conclusions: The comprehensive documentary materials allow to trace the social, economic, and political processes after 1885 that influenced the health system development in the department. This analysis supports the view that hospital and healthcare development in Stara Zagora District since 1885 up to the thirties of the 20th century was not a single step but a lasting process that resulted from continued efforts, directly dependent on economic conditions, maturity and medical experience of the Bulgarian society.

  • Issue Year: XI/2016
  • Issue No: 01+02
  • Page Range: 281-288
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian