Health and medicine in Soviet Russia

by Eva Black

Publisher: Russia Today Society in [London]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 15 Downloads: 209
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  • Public health -- Soviet Union

Edition Notes

Statementby Eva Black.
SeriesRussia has a plan series -- no. 5
ContributionsRussia Today Society (London, England)
The Physical Object
Pagination15, [1] p.
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17981101M

Thanks to the opening of archives and the forging of exchanges between Russian and Western scholars interested in the history of medicine, it is now possible to write new forms of social and political history in the Soviet medical field. Using the lenses of critical social histories of healthcare and medical science, and looking at both new material from Russian archives and interviews . In , the Soviet Union became the first country to promise universal “cradle-to-grave” healthcare coverage, to be accomplished through the complete socialization of medicine. The “right to health” became a “constitutional right” of Soviet citizens. Doctor and Patient in Soviet Russia. the author shows that the Soviet form of medicine is as much a product of the society in Russia as are the collective farms, the one-party system, and the secret police. This book is divided into three sections: the description of the framework, the role of the physician in Soviet society, and the.  : an inquiry into the death of Zemstvo medicine / John F. Hutchinson -- Social influences on psychiatric theory and practice in late Imperial Russia / Julie V. Brown -- Yellow tickets and state-licensed brothels: the tsarist government and the regulation of urban prostitution / Laurie Bernstein -- Science and politics of Soviet insurance Pages:

The second voice (p. ) belongs to Henry E. Sigerist, a leading Swiss American historian of medicine and health system analyst, and comes from his book Socialized Medicine in the Soviet Union. Sigerist had spent several months in the country two years before, and his book presented his thoughts and analysis of the health care system he Author: Nikolai Krementsov. Nikolai Semashko, “The Work of the People’s Commissariat of Health,” Soviet Russia, vol. 3, no. 2 (Septem ), ; Arthur Newsholme and John Adams Kingsbury, Red Medicine: Socialized Health in Soviet Russia (New York: Doubleday, ), –   My book,Women’s Health in Post-Soviet Russia: The Politics of Intervention (Indiana UP ) contributes to feminist and medical anthropological scholarship linking reproductive politics with transformations of the state and citizenship. My approach brings into view a range of actors and levels of analysis, from international development. The core of the Russian Medicine and Public Health Journals (UDB-MED) collection is represented by journals of Meditsina, the most authoritative medical publisher in the country. There are also several other respectable medical publishers, such as Dinastiia, Remedium, Russkii vrach and Velt.

  Between and , 40 percent of the chemistry PhD's awarded in Soviet Russia went to women. At that same time in the United States, that number was a . Despite the relatively poor statistics of the health care system in Russia, quality medical treatment in Russia can be found. In fact, Russia has pioneered some of the most specialized fields of medicine in recent years, such as laser eye surgery, as well as several different developments and breakthroughs in relation to heart surgery. At independence from the Soviet Union in , the Russian health system inherited an extensive, centralized Semashko system, but was quick to reform health financing by adopting a mandatory health insurance (MHI) model in MHI was introduced in order to open up an earmarked stream of funding for health care in the face of severe fiscal Cited by:   Russia has historically struggled with high rates of TB, as evidenced by the government policy enacted after the October Revolution of that mandated TB screening and access to treatment. 31 This program achieved some success throughout the Soviet era, and by the collapse of the Soviet Union in , Russia had achieved a steady rate of.

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Red Medicine: Socialized Health in Soviet Russia reviews the medical organization and administration in Soviet Russia. This book is organized into 24 chapters that particularly tackle the city of Moscow and Leningrad.

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Since that time a vast advance has been made. The sanitation and public health of Russia, which were also imperfect, remain so, though to. However, state-provided mental healthcare has been poorly funded in Russia since the break up of the Soviet Union. The number of mental health professionals has reduced in recent years.

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FOR DECADES Russian leaders sacrificed health care to the financial and human resource needs of military and space efforts. Centralized and government controlled in every respect, Soviet health care became disjointed, inequitable, and inadequate.

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