Lege Artis Medicinae

[History of the Health Science Council (1868-1990) Part I]

GÁL György

FEBRUARY 28, 1994

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1994;4(02)

[At the great meeting of Hungarian physicians and naturalists held in Pest in 1863, the chief physician of Bihor county, Lajos Csatáry, proposed "the settlement of public health and medical affairs". The proposal was accepted and a committee was organised to elaborate it. The plan prepared by the committee was discussed at the association's general assemblies in Târgu Mures, Bratislava and Rimasombat, and in 1867 the proposals were submitted to the Minister of the Interior. The Minister saw the importance of the matter and in 1868, in 1868, the proposals were presented to the Riga and Warsaw authorities.]

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