THE POLISH PHYSICIANS IN THE FRENCH PROVINCES AT THE TURN OF THE 19TH CENTURY
The article presents the lives of many Poles, who studied medicine in France in the 19th century, and then began medical practice there. It mentions the activities of such prominent doctors as Xawery Galezowski, Józef Babinski, Boleslaw Motz and Józef Okinczyc, but it mainly concentrates on the lives of physicians working in the province. They are rather little known but there was some light cast on their practice by the example of doctor Henryk Gierszynski, who in the years 1878-1930 was practicing in a small village Ouarville near Chartres. Financial situation of Polish physicians was difficult. Not many of the them achieved a position equal to that of doctor Gierszynski, but all of them, including women, Melania Lipinska and Maria Sulicka are remembered in the history of French provincial medicine.
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