A Hypothesis on the Origin and Synchrony of the Romanian and Western Medical Sociology

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Bogdan Bucur

Abstract

The present article focuses on the eating habits of the population of interwar Romania, as rendered in the monographic research of the Sociological School of Bucharest, founded and led by Professor Dimitrie Gusti. It also investigates the health state of the Romanian citizens, mainly, but not exclusively, of those from rural areas. Our sources of information on the nutrition and public health of interwar Romania consisted in the studies and research carried out in the 1918–1948 period by the Sociological School of Bucharest, published in scientific journals and books edited under the scientific authority of Professor Gusti. In this respect, we have examined, almost in its entirety, the relevant work published by the Monographic School on the subject of nutrition and public health. The present article aims, therefore, to summarize the sociological studies and research carried out in the interwar period, at national level, which we above mentioned. It also aims to bring forward, for further critical scrutiny, a hypothesis regarding the synchrony between the Romanian medical sociology (of Gustian origin) and the similar scientific movements from the Western countries.

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Author Biography

Bogdan Bucur, Faculty of Political Science, Department of Sociology, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)

Address: 30A Expoziţiei Street, 7th Floor, District 1, 012104 Bucharest, Romania.

E-mail: bucur@politice.ro

How to Cite
Bucur, B. (2016). A Hypothesis on the Origin and Synchrony of the Romanian and Western Medical Sociology. Sociologie Românească, 14(1), 7-22. Retrieved from http://revistasociologieromaneasca.ro/sr/article/view/2016_1_bucur